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What's the worst that can happen?

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Posted · What's the worst that can happen?

Hi. I'm super new to 3d printing so I have no idea what I'm doing.

I'm attempting to make some wireframe-esque things. I started with some rings:

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Which are basically bevelled curves in Blender.

I then tried to join them together.

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After that, I imported the whole thing into Cura. In X-ray mode, all the intersections between the joints between the rings and the rings themselves show up as red.

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Red usually doesn't bode well so I'm assuming that something will go catastrophically wrong during the print. Am I doing something wrong? If so, how can fix it?

Thanks in Advance!

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Posted · What's the worst that can happen?

Are you also totally new to 3d modelling as well, because if you are then you have a lot to learn....

..and unless you have an Ultimaker 3 then forget about printing that model and expecting decent results. Learn about overhangs and support structures. and bad geometry.

The topology on that model of yours looks real bad im afraid. None of the verts look looks fused or welded.

try solid simple shapes before moving onto more complex geometry. Try a cube, a then a sphere and then a cube with a hole in it, and then some upright extruded letters such as S and A and you will soon understand the pitfalls of 3D printing that you need to work around unless you want to wait ages for dual material printing.

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