Laser Engraver Halftone option


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I want to request a Flux Studio Laser Engraving option improvement.

The idea of the current “Shading = ON” option is to use laser power control to get greyscales, but this is very hard to do on materials like wood.
Wood has a tendency to “Burn” or “Not Burn”, 50% burned is very hard to set up if its even possible.

I suggest a setting for Halftones using dithering patterns just like (early types) laser printers do.
In this example I used Snagit with a halftone angle of 30% to create the illusion of greyscales, but the dots are 100% black.
Of course the generated pattern size need to be optimized for laser engraving purposes.

Kind regards,
Hayo