Jump to content

Opposite of "Extra skin wall count"


Recommended Posts

Posted · Opposite of "Extra skin wall count"

I'd like a way to put a negative value here so to get for example 1 perimeter on top/bottom and 4 walls the rest of the print. to get a nice surface.

I haven't found this functionality in cura, but if it exists please let me know.

If not please please please implement it, this is one of few things making me go to other slicers sometimes

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    • 6 months later...
    Posted · Opposite of "Extra skin wall count"

    I'm wondering about this as well. I'm using some silk filaments that really contrast the outer perimeter against the top/bottom layers because the lines are going in different directions. Being able to change the wall count on the first layer to "1" as dubbeltrubbel suggests would help to make that less obvious. Is this possible in Cura?

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Opposite of "Extra skin wall count"

    If it is the very top layer of the model it's pretty easy.  If it is an intermediate layer then it's problematic.


    For the very top layer you can use a support blocker configured to "Modify settings for overlaps" and as a Cutting Mesh.  For settings, select Wall Line Count and Extra Skin Wall Count and set them to 1 and 0 respectively. 


    With your model - add a support blocker.  Scale the X and Y to cover the area you want to change and make it 1mm thick in the Z.  Adjust the X Y location over the model and put the Z so it will overlap the top layer.


    In the attached file the calibration cube is 25mm tall and the layer height is .2 so I located the support blocker at 24.8 so it only effects the top layer.


    Here is a shot of the second to last layer.



    And here is the top layer.



    • Thanks 1
    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Opposite of "Extra skin wall count"

    I actually need to do this on the bottom layer that attaches to the bed. I have a textured sheet and print some boxes/enclosures with the top down to get that pattern embedded on them. I wonder if this technique would work that way? I assume the support blocker would need the Z height to literally be a single layer and positioned so it’s at the bottom?

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Opposite of "Extra skin wall count"

    It looks like I was able to get this to work by creating the blocker with the X and Y dimensions to match my box and the Z dimension to be the first layer height and then positioning that near coordinates of X/Y/Z = 0. I am using a line width of 0.9mm on a 0.6mm nozzle. I noticed that there is a small gap between the last line of fill and the shell. Is there a setting that should fill that in?


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Opposite of "Extra skin wall count"

    Nevermind. I figured it out. I didn't have the "Fill Gaps Between Walls" setting enabled. Thanks again for your help GregValiant!

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Our picks

      • S-Line Firmware 8.3.0 was released Nov. 20th on the "Latest" firmware branch.
        (Sorry, was out of office when this released)

        This update is for...
        All UltiMaker S series  
        New features
        Temperature status. During print preparation, the temperatures of the print cores and build plate will be shown on the display. This gives a better indication of the progress and remaining wait time. Save log files in paused state. It is now possible to save the printer's log files to USB if the currently active print job is paused. Previously, the Dump logs to USB option was only enabled if the printer was in idle state. Confirm print removal via Digital Factory. If the printer is connected to the Digital Factory, it is now possible to confirm the removal of a previous print job via the Digital Factory interface. This is useful in situations where the build plate is clear, but the operator forgot to select Confirm removal on the printer’s display. Visit this page for more information about this feature.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • Ultimaker Cura 5.6 stable released
        Cura now supports Method series printers!
        A year after the merger of Ultimaker and MakerBotQQ, we have unlocked the ability for users of our Method series printers to slice files using UltiMaker Cura. As of this release, users can find profiles for our Method and Method XL printers, as well as material profiles for ABS-R, ABS-CF, and RapidRinse. Meaning it’s now possible to use either Cura or the existing cloud-slicing software CloudPrint when printing with these printers or materials
        • 48 replies
    • Create New...