ONYX Software: How to create a wall graphic

ONYX Software: How to create a wall graphic


In this video presentation we’re going
to create a wall graphic in Job Editor. The requirements for this job are going
to dictate that we crop the image and then enlarge that crop size to fill a door. We’re also going to be applying tiling
to this job. So let’s begin with these steps. I’m going to start by setting my
contour cutter and activating for my Graphtec cutter model. The reason I’m
doing this is I am going to eventually set up a [Tile Dotted Overlap] and
generate my tile outlines as cut paths. So I want to ensure that I have my cutter
model selected. Next I’m going to crop the portion of the image that I need to represent. I’m going to go to [Preview and Size]. And in my [Crop Size], I’m just going
to start out with a basic dimension in here to give me a starting field. I put my
cursor inside that box and I’ll move it to the subject matter where I have to
crop. So these three little rock areas here. I’m just going to adjust this crop.
So that I get just that image area. Now that I’ve set my crop. I’m going to [Apply]. Now I can clearly see the cropped image. So this particular cropped area must
sufficiently cover a door that’s 54″ wide. So my next step now is I want to set my magnification and enlarge the file. Before I do that, I need to enable
tiling. So I’m going to go to my [Tiling Setup] tab, enable my tiling. And then go
back to [Preview and Size] and set my image size to the 54″. If I did not set
my tiling, enabled it first, once I set my size it would exceed my roll size. So I
need to accommodate that appropriately. So I’m going to set in there my 54″
for my width. Because I had enabled tiling, I can now see the line where
my tile panel will be. I can further edit that by going to the [Tiling Setup] tab
and if I wanted to split the difference exactly from the 54″, so that these
two tile panels were equal size. I would just type that in manually for my custom
tile width. I’m going to set half of my 54″ width, and now we can see I have
even tile panels based on my dimensions. I’m going to set a 1″ tile overlap. That’s going to set a 1″ left and right side splitting the difference. So
that my image area will be allowed to line up and I could use this visually as
an overlap area. I’m also going to turn on my [Tile Dotted Overlap] marks although I don’t need the top, or the bottom, or the right. I just want to set this for the
left panel. In this way I’ll have one mating edge per adjoined tiles and I’m only
going to see that mark on one panel of the side. This is going to help us. So that we
don’t see the marks showing on the installed print. Another mark setting I may want to enable is my generate tile outlines for my cut paths. So what I’m going to do is go to my [Finishing] tab and in the [Marks] tab. We’re going to notice [Generate Tile Outline Cut Paths]. I’m going to turn on that feature. What’s going to happen is
you’re going to notice a magenta outline to the file. This is going to take the
any little remaining amount of media is going to be applied to cut paths and any
extra bits of material would be cut away from my original roll size. So that’s a
very handy little feature in this case. Now I’ve set all my conditions. I’m
going to submit this file to the RIP-Queue. In my print preview panel on the far right
side, I can clearly see my 2 evenly spaced tile panels. Now I will print these files. Upon printing this file, my cut
information has been sent to CUT-Server. So I’m going to launch CUT-Server software. You’ll notice that application in the top part you can select CUT-Server to launch. And now for our Graphtech cutter model, we see the cut information. I’m going to select that and we can clearly see that tile outline generated
as a cut path. At this point, I would take my print, go to my cutter. Ensure my lineup control points. And then the very bottom I would [Cut Now] now and send
this cut information to the plotter to cut that little extra trim area around
the tile outline. Our final output result will be an installable wall art job that is utilizing the cutter to do the tiling trimming.

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