ENCODED ILLUSTRATIONS FOR HIDDEN 3D CARVING BY CNC MACHINE AND MAKE VISIBLE BY SHINING LIGHT ON THE SURFACE FROM A PREDETERMINED POSITION
This invention is associated with originally developed software, production technology and know-how which will be given to buyer along with PCT right. Our past few years of costly R&D and experience will ensure buyer a minimized cost of production. It is worth mentioning that molds can be made using our invention software to enable investor to mass produce related products.
Potential markets for our invention are namely Gifts Industry, Home Decorative Utility Market, Interior Design as for wall decorations, Facade Decoration, Urban Decoration, Advertisement Industry as a creative method for publicity, Art and Photography industry can use such method as a new artistic technique for presentation of their visual art or photos, Software production enterprises may enhance this invention to produce entertainment or architecture software, toy industry can also benefit from this invention in manufacturing educational and entertainment games and toys.
(Disclosed herein is a method for encoding an illustration on a target surface, where the illustration may be visible when light is shone on the surface from a light source with a predetermined position. The method may include: converting the illustration into a grayscale illustration; specifying the position of the light source; generating a three dimensional surface having a grid of smaller surfaces thereon, where each smaller surface may represent a corresponding pixel of the grayscale illustration. Each smaller surface may be oriented with respect to the light source such that reflected light from each smaller surface has a reflection intensity equal to the light intensity of the corresponding pixel of the greyscale illustration; and making the target surface out of a material using the generated three dimensional surface as a template)
In simple terms the technology deals with an originally developed software through which every illustration, image, picture or photo is converted into codes readable by CNC machine. The machine carves target surface (wooden slab, stone etc,) to produce 3D shaped surface. The intended carved illustration onto the surface is not visible unless light is shone on the surface from a light source with a just predetermined position.