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Stencil-o-Matic

by Benjamin, published

Stencil-o-Matic by Benjamin Mar 2, 2013

Description

Stencils from images of your choice.
First step is the **Stencil Factory**
chaaawa.com/stencil_factory/
 
Then "Open in Customizer" and paste in "input". Voilà votre pochoir !
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**June, 6 2014**
New version of the tracing tool:
chaaawa.com/stencil_factory_js/
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**June, 28 2014**
Same thing for [stamps](http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:356988)
 

*Your images are not uploaded to my server. They are processed locally, by your machine.*

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je t'aime mec, super job!
boxxy ?
The invert button is only useful if the image background is darker. If the background is white, it creates a big rectangle deleting everything.When the trace is not the same in Customizer that's because of "islands" inside blue area.
Like in this sample:
http://chaaawa.com/img/islands.pngBut you're right, that doesn't seem normal. There's a new version in progress (should be ready before the end of this week) which displays what you get if you don't do bridges.
I have the same problem here.. inverting does not work so far. I have tried different images and black and white also. The bottom right image on chaaawa.com/stencil_factory/ also looks different than the result in the customiser. Is thisd normal?

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GNU - GPL
Stencil-o-Matic by Benjamin is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Instructions

**Pic.1** Open the Stencil Factory and select your image (gif, png, jpg).
"Convert & copy", as its name suggests, also copies the output in your clipboard, in the first version.
"Select text", and copy, in the javascript version.
**Pic.2** "Open in Customizer" and paste in "input".
**Pic.3** "create STL", download and print.
**Stencil Factory** also available in .zip (with sources) for offline use.
 
 
*Thanks to [Tony Buser](http://www.thingiverse.com/tbuser).*
 
Flash version contains:
PotrAs - original code **Potrace** by [Peter Selinger](http://potrace.sourceforge.net/)
Ported to AS3 by [Nitoyon](http://www.libspark.org/wiki/nitoyon/PotrAs). With Keith Peters' [components](http://www.minimalcomps.com)
Javascript version add the work of [DEFGHI1977](http://www.h2.dion.ne.jp/~defghi/img2svg/potraceHtml.htm) and [George Nagaoka](http://d.hatena.ne.jp/project_the_tower2/20110724/1311473645).
Thanks to them.
je t'aime mec, super job!
boxxy ?
Is there anything like this that does not blur or distort the image. I am trying to put my company logo on an Iphone cover.. by the way this is awesome by itself
Thanks. You can set the blur to zero for a tight trace (in the bottom left corner). Before that, try to maximize the size of your picture in a 4:3 ratio image.
Amazing work Benjamin! Ive used this a few times. I am trying to insert this one stencil and for some reason I just get a blank frame with in the inside cut out. Have you ever seen that before?
Thanks. Maybe try to check the "invert" box in the Stencil Factory.
Or paint with white brush the part of the image which create a surrounding blue zone.
I have the same problem here.. inverting does not work so far. I have tried different images and black and white also. The bottom right image on chaaawa.com/stencil_factory/ also looks different than the result in the customiser. Is thisd normal?
The invert button is only useful if the image background is darker. If the background is white, it creates a big rectangle deleting everything.When the trace is not the same in Customizer that's because of "islands" inside blue area.
Like in this sample:
http://chaaawa.com/img/islands.pngBut you're right, that doesn't seem normal. There's a new version in progress (should be ready before the end of this week) which displays what you get if you don't do bridges.
this is incredible
i had no idea customiser could do this kinda thing.
im printing more tee shirts than you can imagine :P
can you help me with 1 thing

im loosing some detail cause bridges would be required to support the islands.. and i have no idea if its even something fixable with a single stencil.
im being nitpicky. you just dressed me for the foreseeable future :P
I am new to this - my Printer arrives Friday!
Can this be applied to something like a pendant or keychain? Any friendly nudges in a general (or specific!) direction greatly appreciated.
Yes, pendant and keychain are possible.
Either by drawing a black circle for the hole on your picture in an image editor software, or by using the brush directly in Stencil Factory, like in this screenshot :
http://chaaawa.com/img/pineapple_keychain.png

After that, play with the thickness, margin, and width in Customizer.
This-is-great. Can't wait to be home to try it! Is there an easy way to Customize the version with the handles?
Thanks.
From today, you can add the handle in Customizer.
Well I figured out how to do it in OpenSCAD in between, it was a good beginner exercise :) Thank you for all the code, it's brilliant and a never-ending source of nice customized little gifts for friends!
It would also be nice to invert the stencil. Instead of drawing the outline, it draws the picture. I would like to print the picture.
Here is a modified .scad file for you to do that:
http://chaaawa.com/scad/stencil-o-matic_neg.scad.zip

Replace "no_input" by the stencil factory output.
Do not leave the quotation marks.
Hello,

Sorry I'm really a beginner, but where do I find the clipboard?
Hello,
It was a way to say that communication between Stencil Factory and Customizer was done by copy/paste.

You just need to paste like you always do in the 'input" field, with keyboard shortcuts, or right click, or "Edit" menu of your browser.

Copy was previously done by pressing "Convert & copy" on Stencil Factory page. You never see the clipboard, but what it contains when you paste (this can be done elsewhere, like in a text editor and saved for archiving or later use).
Brush movements smoothed.
Paint it black…
You now get full online edition of your stencil.
(interpolation points required for fast mouse moves)
Features added : invert and bridges.
Paint it white to connect island.
Feature Request: invert. A lot of times I try an image, and it ends up cutting out the wrong way. If you could invert the black/white, it might help.
Yes, I'm on it right now…
with some simple editing tools: brush, white or black, brush size.
But i'm torn between improved this one, or try and publish an other one.
Now with adjustable blur.
Benjamin - in reply to bre
Thanks!
I love the way you're pushing the boundaries of Customizer. :) Note: it is possible to paste an OpenSCAD array into a Customizer text field. This QR code customizer makes use of that: thingiverse.com/thing:46884 Perhaps that would help you optimize your stencil maker.
Thanks !
That's the info I was missing. Need a bit of rewrite (and a lot of sleep).
Thanks again.
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