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Old 04-02-2006, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default New Pattern/Project Computer Program

Those of you who are familiar with the "MeonaPumpkin" computer software may be aware already that Carving Technologies has come up with a new software package called "Coyote" that allows the scroll sawyer easily make project patterns for both fretwork and intarsia designs. It is a bit costly ($79.95), but makes photo to pattern conversion so easy that even I can do it. Since someone is always asking for such software, I thought I would mention that I have started using it. For those not familiar with the older software, you might check it out at http://www.meonapumpkin.com.
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:44 AM   #2
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Hey mooner, could you post a pic on here of a picture and a pattern? I would be curious to see what others think of it.
I know the program will be great for intarsia and marquetry. And the interface is great for doing portraits.
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For one reason or another I have neglegted ordering the "Meonapumpkin" program, I'm glad now I waited, this looks like what I've been waiting for!

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Wow, this looks really cool. Will have to show it to "computer-geek" husband tonight.
Thanks for telling us about it.
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Mooner:
Thanks from me too for posting this. I have been scrolling for a short time and quite like doing intarsia and am thinking of trying to do scenic portraits. To date I have used purchased patterns, but I see this software opening up a whole new creative adventure for me.

If others begin to use it immediately we anticipate your feedback.

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Thanks from this scroller outpost also! This looks like something do-able, even though it is more costly than I'd prefer. Good job.
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Don't forget there are much cheaper art packages available on Ebay (such as Paint Shop Pro and Corel Draw) which scrollers have been using for years to create patterns from pictures.

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I also have Paint Shop Pro9. However, both that and Corel Draw, in my opinion, are much more difficult to use (for the average bear like me). There is too much other stuff mucking up these larger programs that I never use. I hate programs that have a manual like that for the space shuttle. Guess I am just lazy. Remember gang, I am not selling this thing! I just found it to be what I have wanted and it is made specifically for hobby crowd. Even shows the results in several different types of wood if you desire. Software is very much like blades and saws. Everyone will eventually use what works for them.
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Well I just purchased it and finished the download, whew! I'm on dial-up and it took awhile. So I thought I'd check in with ya'll before I busy myself learning this program. But I am impressed with what I've seen of it thus far.
I'll let you know more later as I learn more.

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Hi Moon

Yes, you're quite right - those packages are very powerful and can be daunting for the newcomer. If this new one is more intuitive, it'll be a valuable addition to armoury of scrollers who aren't prepared to immerse themselves into apparently complex software. I'm looking forward to hearing about Bill's experiences.

Nevertheless, conventional art packages are very good once you've learned how to use them; they're also cheaper. Since we haven't mentioned PSP or Corel Draw for a while, I thought it might be worth mentioning that alternatives are available.

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