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Everything posted by kmanstudios

  1. I think your two examples best sum up what to look for visually. You can see the pocket and hole clearly and then completely fubar in the other view. I also wonder what people are doing when they go into the 'experimental section' and just click. I know why I did it, but cannot assume for others. I do remember early on how I had to learn this: Slice, see, make change, slice, then see change again. Repeat until things look right. I also remember clicking on 'close holes' on an inset circular design and it just capped everything into a cylinder. It did not make sense to m
  2. That is grinding on the filament and can happen with any filament if the feeder is not properly adjusted. You can see that the grinding also creates raised areas that really make it difficult to move through the bowden tube. This then increases the likelihood of more grinding and can really make the filament hard to get out of the feeder or tube. I have even had to take the feeder apart to get the pieces that broke off, or just a lot of other debris that makes life much more difficult. This is solid on what to look for and do. 👍
  3. 😂 The obvious caveat though is, "Do people not check their slice to see what is happening. It is not like it is guess work really. Exactly 🙂 That's proof of why I do not think this has engineering purposes. But for artistic, non-functional printing, it is a fun, helpful oddity in slicing. But, seriously, check the slice before any printing, no matter what is being prepped for printing.
  4. I enjoy the feature. Sometimes, when I am printing without supports (designed that way) there may be times that I have inadvertently put an angle here or there that would create an issue when printing. The 'make overhang printable' lets me turn that on without ruining the whole print as well as means I do not have to go back into sculpting the piece. I would say that it has to do more with artistic prints than engineering though. Shape before slicing. You can see the hollows in the scooped areas. Sliced without overhang printable. Slice follows scoops as modeled.
  5. When it grinds, it creates ridges that can slow down the filament or even stop it in the bowden tube. Whenever I have this issue, I pull out the material (or unload) and make sure it does not have grin marks that cut into the filament.
  6. Check to see if the material has not been grinded until it cannot move. The material empty notification is also because material is not moving, not just finished.
  7. I have never experienced any of those issues you described. I have not used support blocker since upgrading to Cura 4.8. I am wondering what printer you are using with Cura.
  8. I have never seen this display in Cura before. Standard 4.8. And, it is not sliced. What is that display with the weird dots and colours?
  9. I took a look at the file. It is really messed up. 3DS MAX would not even import it: I usually use MAX to check files as it is robust and has an STL checking system. I did get it to load in 3DCoat. But it was still messed up. Then I opened it into Cura 4.8 and it came in tiny (A). It also produced this error message about it not being manifold (B). Scaling the model up in Cura I got this really weird shading. I have never seen this before. I really do not think this car can be salvaged as it is.
  10. I am making a stand to hold the wings when I finish. In the meanwhile, I am doing new wings to test how thin I can print and still make wings from. A dragonfly wing is the type of look I am trying to achieve. We shall see. 🙂
  11. I did this a while back. I will try to find the photos or make new ones and post the results here. I just checked and they are not on my list of previous attachments. Edit: found the photo. This was way back in my early printing days when I was just doing anything to learn about printing and playing with ideas.
  12. So, I was working on some more paint stuff to demonstrate methods and got totally tangented to a stray thought that took over. Faerie Wings. So, I spent a great deal of time researching how to do them properly and, every thing was a bust for me. Most thins posted are about making life sized wings. It works ok on that large of a scale, but not on the smaller print sizes. Many prints later and I can post at least about one successful test at conclusion of the project. I had been doing tests, learning and then starting over. Got bunches of printed wings here now. 😂 So, the
  13. That missing part is odd looking, but the advice is spot on. If you do post the file, I will be happy to take a look. 🙂
  14. You can assign extruder per model. That would be how you would print multicolour designs. On the bottom left hand side of the tool bar, select the model and then click on the number of the extruder. But when it comes to supports, you have to pick an extruder. There are certain parts of the extrusion that you can choose the parts of the support to be which extruder. But for simplicity, you can assign models to either extruder and choose extruder(s) for parts of the support.
  15. I started printing cubes and such as test objects and thingiverse provided calibration models. Cubes and cylinder type stuff allowed me to check the printer's accuracy. The calibration models allowed me to find thins like overhang angles it stopped printing well as well as holes, text, etc. They are also quick prints. I have been designing things for a long time, so that part was easy. But starting out with something like a 3D Printer and calibration models allowed me to be comfortable in my printer's and slicer's capabilities.
  16. Correct. If I remember correctly, the printhead requires that the cores be in place. But Cura will not factor it in for slicing info.
  17. In Cura there is a thing called "Use Adaptive Layers" in the experimental section. You can search for it in the search bar or go to preferences and check the box to make sure it is easily found. I have all my settings exposed to make finding things easier meself. Hope this helps 🙂
  18. One of the very first things I learned from you. I was telling people to go around the block just to open the front door, so to speak...😂
  19. Well, I can tell you where the print is, but not how fast it is printing....... 😝
  20. I hope you let us know how it goes 🙂 I am curious to see if it can use a flexible filament.
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