Stained Glass Software

I have got several transom-shaped windows in my house. Stained glass
windows to fit inside of them will be my first foray into stained
glass.
I am not much of an artist, but from all the pattern books I've found
available, that shouldn't prove to be much problem. Choosing the
proper glass to use in the designs might be hit or miss for me, but I
hope that I develop an eye for that over time.
My question is if there is software that can effectively manipulate
patterns. I can see myself putting many hours into manipulating an
existing pattern to fit one of my window openings when good software
would allow me to do it in minutes.
Thank you, Michael
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Michael
Have you considered getting this done by your local SG pro? They do all the design work, and the craftsmanship will be top notch, something that at best will take you years to achieve. Something to consider....
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glassman
Have you considered getting this done by your local SG pro? They do all the design work, and the craftsmanship will be top notch, something that at best will take you years to achieve. Something to consider....
*************** Thank you for the suggestion, but I am really looking forward to the pleasure and satisfaction of doing them myself. The transom-shaped windows are just a good entry point for me. I don't plan on stopping there. I am not looking to go professional, but I would like to fill the house up and perhaps do a few things for the folks at work.
Michael
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Michael
Have you ever made "anything" in stained glass? It's great to have some goals, but don't you think you ought to take a few classes and get some fundamental skills before you take off "filling the house up"? Tisn't as easy as it looks.

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Moonraker
Have you ever made "anything" in stained glass?
*********** Yes. A long time ago I made several windows, both lead came and tape, and a couple geometric lamps. But it's been so long, I pretty much consider myself to be starting up all over again. I didn't have much trouble with the actual physical skills. My biggest problem is that artistically I'm a pig. Since there are many ready-made patterns available, I should OK there. To choose glass I'll pick some and then ask for opinions from my family and others.
The work I do will never match professional quality, but that won't keep me from being proud of it. I'm on vacation this month, but I will post pictures of what I do as soon as I can.
Michael
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Michael
Those two fat slug sons of yours are proof enough, you need not look outside you own little world. If I had a dog that was as ugly as your kids, I'd shave his ass and make him walk backwards.
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Moonraker
I downloaded the Glass Eye software. I'm embarrassed to say that I'm having something of a struggle with it, but it looks like really good stuff. There are a bunch of patterns included in it.
Michael
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Michael

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