OK so I am a guy who likes to keep things simple & easy. An example being 3d printing. Is there a single profile that will solve all your issues? No....or at least not that I've learned as every print will have its own needs. Sure some of your settings will work but each job will require tweaks.
A couple examples follow, where I took a file from Duncan Shadow, of a bear to print. I am using my FDM printer until such time as the basement is warm enough to dabble with the Resin one some more.
|Photo from Duncan Shadows MM page|
Assumption 1: All files made by people are scaled for 28mm. So printing it at 100% will be easy & simple. So here he is at 100%
Now I place a 28mm miniature from Frostgrave beside him.
Hmm....ok perhaps if he was a Cave Bear? So time to scale it down a bit. So the lesson learned here is stop to take a look at the size of the model & maybe measure something to base that size on. The other ones I did were scaled to 50%
During this time I was also watching some videos on using supports. This leads to assumption2
Assumption 2: Supports are simply use em for angles greater than say 50%. By default the setting will likely be grid or line. Well as I learned from the videos, the type of support you use will determine its strength to support the model & that there are a lot of things to know about their use. Also there is an experimental system called Tree Supports which are great for models with lots of details & angles....this allows much easier removal. It seems there are a lot of support material visible, thats mainly due to printing several bear models at once & the supports sort of merged between them.
Now a couple things I further learned after the fact was about Support x/y difference & Support Z difference. This determines the space between the support & model that doesn't print to allow easier removal.
My last lesson learned during this project was that even removing tree supports, one must be careful not to get overzealous...or else
Oops his foot broke off.
Luckily I found the piece & will glue it back on. So what fun did you have on your recent projects?
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