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Cura Feature Suggestion - Stair Stepping / Aliasing

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Posted · Cura Feature Suggestion - Stair Stepping / Aliasing

I was thinking about "steps" on a slope caused by layers lines, and I was wondering if anyone had considered the approach of anti-aliasing?


For example, if you have a slope of 45 degrees and a layer height of 0.2mm, then you could print an outer wall of 0.1mm, so the gap would still contain the same amount of filament.


Effectively, adaptive layer height, but just on the outer wall(s).


I don't think it works for angles more than 45 degrees, and might be an issue with overhangs...


I've attached a very crude diagram to hopefully illustrate the idea.


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