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Posted · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

Another interesting combination to talk about. Of course you could print things like buildings with windows or decorative parts. But more "technical" stuff like controlling the opacity of lamp shades might be even more fun. As we can stack transparent and opaque material with a vertical resolution of 0.1 mm or less, structures would become almost invisible.

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Posted · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

Don't the layers itself undermine the transparency of a print?

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Posted · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

I think it is way easier to use the thickness to control the opacity. The thicker the less light passes. This is also more reliable. Altough for buildings it is a very nice idea!!! would love to see the pyramid of the Louvre. Unfortunately for this I think SandervG is too right that the layers will ruin it:(

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Posted · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

I wouldn't say layers undermine transparency, they add light scattering, which has some influence on transparency but mostly on how "clearly" you can look through. But glass-like transparency with FFF is very hard to achieve anyway. So I'm more interested in the properties for diffused light.

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Posted (edited) · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

100% translucent blue <-> 90% opaque BioFila (for some reason S3D refused to slice the 100% opaque part).

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Posted · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

With S3D remember that if the process are in a group they share some options, but if they are ungrouped they don't.

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Posted (edited) · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

Architects will love it.

Some kind of church. BioFila, wall thickness (entire wall) 1.6 mm & translucent blue, wall thickness 0.8

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Posted · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

Blast, I just ordered some filament from them this afternoon. That will be the Glacial blue then I presume, I think I may still have some left.

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