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Posted · Reverse cut text?

I printed out a text line in 3D, but I want to do a reverse of it so that the 3d model is a block with the text cut out. Is there a simple way to do this in cura?

 

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Posted · Reverse cut text?

I don't think it's possible in Cura but with Meshmixer you can probably do a boolean of an STL text and a block

Or maybe with 123D Design (there is a text function there where you can extrude it)

 

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Posted · Reverse cut text?

was hoping I could just set a base thickness and make the text height "negative" to have it cut out...I'll mess around with your suggestions.

 

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Posted · Reverse cut text?

How did you do the text in the first place?

 

import png, set base height then set text height, save to sd card then print

 

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Posted · Reverse cut text?

I did my 3D text in blue. I would like a silver outline to slide over the letters...so it looks like the blue letters are raised inside the silver background.

 

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Posted · Reverse cut text?

Your png. Reverse the colors of the png. White background, black text

 

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Posted · Reverse cut text?

Your png. Reverse the colors of the png. White background, black text

 

do you set a color in cura to be transparent or something?

 

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Posted · Reverse cut text?

I don't know for Cura but you can normally do that in most image editor.

 

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Posted · Reverse cut text?

You probably don't need to do this "reverse cut text". Just print on top. That's what I did but the key was that the text was .1mm thick and the part printed on top was bottom layer .3mm thick (with no cut outs).

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