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Any plans for variable layer height?


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Posted (edited) · Any plans for variable layer height?

I just discovered a new feature in Slic3r: Adaptive Layer Height. This feature implements an algorithm that reduces the layer height as you approach the top of the "crown" of an object, and greatly reduces those stair-steps that widen as you approach the top.

While you could do this manually in earlier versions and in S3D, this now automates the process.

The result is remarkably smoother tops on rounded objects and reduced stairs on tilted flat tops, without having the print the entire object in thin layers. It works really well and does not add a lot of time to the print.

Prusa also implements a version with more manual control in their Slic3r variant.

Are there any plans for automatic or manual variable layer height control in Cura 3?

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    Posted (edited) · Any plans for variable layer height?

    Cura: Christmas Comes Early Edition

    Edit: for the record, I have no inside knowledge, beyond what happens on github. I have not seen any evidence of this on github yet. I was just responding to the “end of this year”, since I don’t think a Cura release will take place between christmas and new year.

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