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Everything posted by kmanstudios

  1. Reply in the language you prefer. There is always google translate 🙂 And helping is what we are here for. 😄 We all start somewhere. Mistakes are how we all learn. I am for one a jump right in and mess things up when I am learning something new. We will still be here to help. Sometimes I cannot help with a specific product, but the base knowledge is all the same. It is just procedure and what tool to click that can be researched when you get the basic idea on what to research. Edit: Modeling will be an invaluable task to learn as you will have to fix many things in
  2. I resemble that remark! 😛 OK, I was able to fix it. I can give you some general idea of what I found, but not how to apply it to Blender. There were some flipped faces and multiple edges. There was an abutment of the head itself and the base. This would not join properly in a boolean operation. There were also issues with the 'Screw thread part. I was not sure if you wanted the original thread height on the inside so I went with the firts. Flipped faces are a no-no when doing boolean operations. All the objects and their individual faces have to be facing ei
  3. I have used placed supports for various reasons. Sometimes to physically hold a piece in places like a small pyramid underneath a part to hold it in place so it does not get knocked off the support structure. Like this: In this case the character's butt got knocked off the PVA supports after two days of printing. 😬 The manual supports pinned key areas while PVA did the rest. That is when I added the manual supports. Manual supports were added after that fiasco. Got a nice print after that. Edit: They popped right off and then a quick X-Acto blade shave to d
  4. I do not use tree supports, so I am not really helpful here.
  5. Lawsy, I hope so! A good grin in the AM is a good thing. And all puns are allowed as they are 2/3 P-U 😛
  6. I do not really mess with z-seam settings since most of my stuff is organic in nature. I also mainly use TPLA these days and it x-acto's very cleanly. So, I may be just slicing off the tell tale signs with the blade.
  7. As soon as the printer cannot detect the UM chip it should ask for you to identify the filament type you are loading.
  8. I think that discussing why a print is aborted is perfectly fine as it can lead to new information for more a better print experience. Especially if you are new to printing.
  9. OK, I took a look and this is what I found: The PLA/PLA combo is not really needed. If nozzle 1 & 2 are using the same material, there is no real gain. However using PLA as support has different tolerances between the support and the model itself. More gap for better removal of the supports. There is no harm in using the PLA, just know it has different requirements than if you used PVA as the support such as this file I saved for you so you can see the difference. Just load and hit slice and you will see it works. UMS5_1756110576_UMS5_conicalcupaeroarmwithchamf
  10. Have you checked the feeder tension? If too much it will grind up the filament, too loose and it does not grab enough to feed the filament. Check to see if the core does not require a hot/cold pull. That is all I have right now off the top of my head. If I think of more I will amend this post 🙂
  11. If I am reading this correctly, he knows the part is made a certain way, he just does not know why it will not put supports under the round part. Thanks for putting that in 🙂
  12. Please save the project file and upload so we can see the issue itself.
  13. That is a very broad question. Please let us know a type of example of what you want to create so we can guide you better. There are a lot of choices of program types depending on what your final intent would be. 🙂 And welcome 🙂 this is a cool place.
  14. Yes, I am that old. And no, I do not kiss and tell 😛
  15. You have come to the right place 🙂 Welcome!
  16. This is a prelim test of the character "Eternity" from Marvel comics. Illustration ^^^^^ (not mine) So I started to make my own 3D version. I am trying to keep the 'graphic' quality by painting in false hilites. This is just a test and I will be doing more before I print the full sculpt (about 17" Tall. Still trying to figure how far I can take the paint job to try and keep the spirit of the character.
  17. His problem is different because the text should be inset into the model. Something is capping across the holes. It may be a slicer setting or a model issue that is causing his model to do what it is doing now. I am just waiting for the .3mf file to see.
  18. One thing at a time: This is not cura reading the blender orientation. It is Cura reading the x,y,z coordinates in the exported file. It is all about how you export things. It is not printing hidden geometry. It is trying to print the two objects intersection. Cura sees the objects as two different things because it sees the full geometry that is residing below the plane you inserted it into. To get it to print cleanly you need to do a 'boolean-union' operation in blender then export the final piece as a single set of faces and not intersecting faces.
  19. At the risk of sounding heretical, I do not use UM PVA much due to the cost. I use the Matterhackers MH build PVA. Dissolves much, much quicker, is not brittle at all and prints well. It does have all the other drawbacks of regular PVA though. Moisture issues, storage, etc. A spool of UM PVA is about $80 US and a 1 Kg spool of MH build PVA is about the same cost. I have found that the Breakaway material can work in some surprisingly delicate sculpts, but it really grabs onto the printing material it is supporting. It also works rather well to print the Breakaway at the main interfa
  20. 😂😂 Rit Dye is a textile colour dye, so yeah, I would think so.
  21. Food colours are not light-fast, i.e. will fade. I can only remember seeing Rit Dye used. Yeah, you are right about that.
  22. Absolutely. Great for rougher, organic types of things, but in no way for anything really functional. I have never seen a smooth print made from them, no matter the brand or artist.
  23. My next installment will have links to the types of metallic. chrome and chameleon powders to create different affects. I have almost finished the 'Fairy wings' project and will get back to regular posts about different prints. I did see your post of the sculpt you did. I can see a lot of potential with painting. 🙂 It is a very nice sculpt.
  24. You can make your own with nylon filament. Follow from there. I know it is not gloss, but you can always put on your own gloss. This way you can create your own colour schemes.
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