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Where is CURAs "skin" feature?

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Posted · Where is CURAs "skin" feature?

I assumed I pretty much understood CURA and all its features (Although I still admit not to fully understand "combing")

Last night I started printing this:

https://www.youmagine.com/designs/christmas-pudding-tree-decoration

And generally don't read instructions on how to print it, as I usually have no problem.. But because the assembly was tricky, I read the comments and was intreagued to read this:

"The pudding part takes about an hour in normal quality, although I tend to use Cura's "skin" option to make it look it's higher quality."

What is this 'skin' feature that he talks about? Anyone know?

Jno

 

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Posted · Where is CURAs "skin" feature?

It was mostly useless and the feature was removed. Although many complained - the small minority who used it were quite vocal. This feature exists in a few other slicers.

What it does is make 2 passes on the outermost skin at 2 different heights. So for example if you sliced .2mm and enabled "skin" then it would do all the inside (including most of the shell) at .2mm and then do 2 passes around the outside .1mm thick each. But they were *identical* paths so you didn't gain any resolution - just made the "horizontal layer" lines harder to see.

 

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