I've been printing for a while, mostly using UM2s and S3D/Cura, but I m facing a new challenge today and thought someone may be able to help me out !
So the situation is the following :
I'm printing models that already have a thickness (which is set to 3mm, but that's not really relevant here).
'I m using T-glase as the target is to have a pretty solid part that would remain translucent.
Due to the translucency requirement, I would like to print using only perimeters, as any infill will make the area much more ''cloudy'' (and the target also being to have a pretty ''uniform looking'' part, avoiding infill would definitely be best).
The issue I'm having is that the models already have a specified thickness to them, which is generated using the normals, so the actual thickness in the horizontal direction actually varies depending on the slope on that specific area of the model. Because of that, Cura can not always completely fill that thickness with only perimeters, and ends up ''randomly'' creating infill here and there ..
So basically my question is the following : Is there any way to import a model with a given thickness, and have Cura (or any other slicer actually) calculate a different wall thickness (or actually perimeters width) for each layer in order to create layers with the right thickness using only perimeters (with no gap between them) and no infill.
I'm not sure how clear my description is, and will post some screenshots later if needed, but basically I'm having the same issue as this thread : https://ultimaker.com/en/community/10509-no-infill-means-no-infill (which I actually created a while back with a different account) , except that the models I m using now are not as regular/geometric, so not all layers have the exact same thickness all around, and I cannot start from a closed body part and then ''hollow'' it in Cura as the shell process is part of a larger creation process than cannot be modified.
I've tried a lot of different configurations, but so far I haven t found a perfect solution except basically using ''SwapatZ'' plugin (which is amazing by the way) for every layer, and tweak the shell thickness from there for each layer, which will it could work would just require way too much set-up time and adjustments.
So please, feel free to suggest any option you can think of, any help would be much appreciated !