DarrenGlen wrote:Fair question....
A/i don’t own AutoCad or know how to use it, I only know how to bluff my way clumsily through Coreldraw
B/ a friend in the UK is doing the Top panel cad file for free for me after reading Cora’s sad plight he offered to help because he felt my pain. I’m just sending him pictures (hundreds of them) with digital calipers across every part of Cora and he’s doing the cad in his spare time!
The laser recut of the top panel may never happen if the original one turns out successfully im just keeping all options on the table at this point !
I see. That makes sense.
I had assumed from your previous posts that the CAD drawing had been completed in CorelDraw, when it appears that they are still a work in progress.
I would have still started by creating an accurate full-size drawing of the panels with all the cutouts for the sliders and other controls in your vector drawing program of choice. Mine would be Adobe Illustrator - I haven't used CorelDraw since 1990 but I expect that it has kept pace with Illustrator in the intervening years so it should be relatively trivial to do this.
I would have then ripped the vector file into Photoshop at 120 pixels/cm, and lined up the photograph(s) of the panel graphics on a separate layer and using the warp and/or distort transformation tools made sure that the photographs lined up exactly with the drawing. Then I would have removed the drawing and saved the modified photo to use as a template in my drawing program. That way I would have known that my final artwork file was 100% accurate first time.
I would have also got all of this done and checked before I sanded off the original graphics.
Still I can't help but be impressed by the results, and everything else you have done is way beyond what I am capable of. Looking forward to the next instalment.