Halftone Image Creator

Halftone Image Creator

Mac OS, English

Kevin Ramsay
Halftone Image Creator is a utility which will create a 3D model of a halftone image using Autodesk® Fusion 360™.

General Usage Instructions

The "Halftone Image Creator" app is an Autodesk® Fusion 360™ add-in.

Usage:

1) Under the "Create" menu, click on the "Halftone Image Creator" button to create a new halftone image.

2) A file dialog window will appear to select an image file.

3) After selecting a suitable image file, a command input window will appear with the following options:

  • Image Size - Displays the size of the image file in pixels (width x height).
  • Required Size - Enter the size that is required for the final result (longest side).
  • Required Border - Enter the size of the required border.  This size will be additional to the Required Size.
  • Required Style - Choose halftone holes with a "Dots - Diamond", "Dots - Square", "Lines - Horizontal" or "Lines - Vertical" pattern style.
  • Resolution - Adjust the slider to suit between "Fine" and "Coarse" resolution.
  • Inverse Image - Halftone holes represent "dark" or "light" colors.
  • Preview - Click this button to generate a preview of the halftone image.

 

4) Make the required changes to the options.

5) Click on the "Preview" button to create a preview of the halftone image.

6) Click on "OK" to accept the current options or "Cancel" to abort the command.

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Install:

Double-click on the downloaded PKG installer from the Autodesk App Store to install the add-in.

Note 1: If you see a message saying that it “can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer”, then right-mouse-click on the installer and click “Open”.

Note 2: If the installer fails to install, follow this link for more help:

https://modthemachine.typepad.com/my_weblog/2018/04/the-installation-failed-for-app-store-plug-ins.html

 

Uninstall:

You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.

Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Autodesk® Fusion 360™.

- Navigate to ./ApplicationsPlugins folder and select the app bundle you want to uninstall

- Either drag the app bundle to the Trash, or right-click and select “Move to Trash”

- Right-click on the Trash-Can and select “Empty Trash”

- If you prefer keystrokes, you can also just select the app bundle and then hit Command+Delete to move the app to Trash, then empty the Trash and the app will be removed.

Additional Information

Known Issues

- Can only read PNG image files.

- A large number of halftone "Holes" can take a very long time to process and may even cause Autodesk® Fusion 360™ to crash.

Contact

Author/Company Information

Kevin Ramsay

Support Information

Support Contact: kev.ramsay@icloud.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

4.6

- Fixed a bug with the German language material name. - Updated Python code version.
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