Drawing Bot V3
DrawingBotV3 is a software for converting images to stylised drawings with many applications including Pen Plotter Art, Digital Artwork, Image/Video Stylisation, NFT Creation, Embroidery and Graphic Design. With an intuitive User Interface allowing both Beginners and Advanced users to create beautiful artwork without any programming knowledge. Featuring over 50 in-built styles which are all highly customisable, the possibilities are endless!
You can find the full documentation here.
There are two versions, Free and Premium.
The Free version is Open-Source and can be downloaded here.
The Premium version is Closed-Source and can be purchased here
Both versions are available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
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Features - Free Version
3 Path Finding Algorithms: all highly configurable to create unique drawing styles.
Automatic Path Optimisation for Faster Plots: Line Simplifying, Merging, Filtering, Sorting
Pen Settings: configurable colour / stroke width / distribution weight / blend modes - perfect for multi-layered plots.
60+ Image Filters: for pre processing the imported image
Advanced User Interface: with live drawing preview and intuitive controls
User configurable Drawing Area, with Padding / Scaling Modes
Version Control: Save your favourite versions as you go and reload them.
Project Saving & Loading: save your work and continue where you left off!
Special pens: for Original Colour/Grayscale Sampling
Presets: can be saved/imported/exported for sharing different styles with other users
Multiple Export Options: can be exported per/pen or per/drawing in multiple file types
GCode Export: configurable Drawing Area, XYZ Offsets / Auto Homing.
vpype Integration: automatically send plots to vpype for further optimization and processing
You can choose from the following installers
Windows - Installer (.msi) -
Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista
Windows - Portable (.zip)
Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista
MacOS - Installer (.pkg)
M1, M2 or Intel based
Linux Debian - Installer (.deb)
Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc.
Linux Red Hat - Installer (.rpm)
Fedora, CentOS, RHEL etc.
Step 2) Download and run the installer.
Step 3) (Premium Only) - The first time you run the software you’ll need to enter your License Key find out more here.
Path Finding Modules
Sketch Lines PFM
Sketch Squares PFM
Sketch Curves PFM
Sketch Quad Beziers PFM
Sketch Cubic Beziers PFM
Sketch Catmull-Roms PFM
Sketch Shapes PFM
Sketch Sobel Edges PFM
Sketch Waves PFM
Sketch Flow Field
Sketch Sweeping Curves
Streamlines Edge Field
Streamlines Flow Field
Spiral Circular Scribbles
Hatch Circular Scribbles
Adaptive Circular Scribbles
LBG Circular Scribbles
LBG Quad Tiles
More info here
DrawingBotV3 started as an expansion of Drawbot Image to GCode V2 originally written by Scott Cooper, thanks to Scott for allowing me to publish this version! Since then it has grown into a fully fledged software for creating art.