This paper describes ofxEpilog which enable people to control a laser cutter of Epilog in real time. ofxEpilog is an add on of open Frameworks, an open source C++ toolkit for creative coding. With the add on, people could directly send their image object to a laser cutter through Ethernet. By alternating the generation and transmission of the command of cutting, the add on could sequentially control a laser cutter in real time. This paper introduces our initial trials of ofxEpilog with a real time operation (A), dynamic focus (z-axis) control with a given 3D object (B), and a scanned 3D object (C). Technical limitations and our upcoming challenges are also discussed.
Journal or Conference
Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '16 Adjunct). ACM, New York, NY, USA