Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

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Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Dreetie84 » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:45 am

Hi,

While Ideamaker is still my goto slicer, I try to follow the developments of other slicers too. In a recent video of prusa they announced a new feature called monotonous top infill. It is demonstrated in the video (starting from 38:16) on youtube and it seems rather simple to implement in Ideamaker too. As far as I can see Ideamaker doesn't have this feature and I think it would improve top surface finish. In attachment I put a screenshot of Ideamaker starting the top layer in the middle and thus creating ugly lines in the finished top layer. They also show how you will be able to paint support and maybe paint the Z seam, so this is also something to consider.
monotonous.jpg


As a second request, it would be very helpful if some sort of preview would be available of overhangs (at an angle that the user specifies) so you can troubleshoot problem areas more easily. Cura has this feature as default and as an example, I attached a screenshot from the Cura preview that shows overhang areas of a printable dog statue.

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:58 am

Thanks for your suggestions. We will add monotonous top infill into future versions.
We are currently trying to test Display Overhang. If everything gets done well, you may can see it in next version. You can check overhang section according overhand angle defined in Manual Support.

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Dreetie84 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:34 pm

Thanks, looking forward to it.

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby DeX » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:37 pm

maybe its best to "jump over the hole" every time, every line ? with retract, of course.

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:34 am

The traveling path here for fill lines are not only avoid moving acorss holes, but also when some lines have completed, the nozzle needs to move back to the section to print the rest. So we need define the best travel path we can find for each fill line from boundary when needed.

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Mondai_Ness » Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:09 pm

So is this ever going to happen? My solid fill lines come out as a disaster.

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Chuck15 » Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:46 am

indeed, it would be great if monotonous top layers could be added to Ideamaker. I'd rather prefer not to use another slicer to have clean top layers ...

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:40 pm

The feature is currently under developing.
If you have interest in helping us testing beta version of ideaMaker, it will be available in a few weeks with this feature added.

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Chuck15 » Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:27 pm

Awesome ! I'll gladly test it

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:08 pm

Well noted! I will put your name down onto the list.

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Mondai_Ness » Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:53 pm

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:The feature is currently under developing.
If you have interest in helping us testing beta version of ideaMaker, it will be available in a few weeks with this feature added.


YES! Please add my name to the list Vicky ! Exciting! :o

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:30 pm

Mondai_Ness wrote:
Vicky@Raise3D wrote:The feature is currently under developing.
If you have interest in helping us testing beta version of ideaMaker, it will be available in a few weeks with this feature added.


YES! Please add my name to the list Vicky ! Exciting! :o


Noted! We may have it available around the end of the month.

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby rtist2g » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:46 am

Hi Vicki, please add me to the beta list! I desperately need monotonic infill. Thanks!

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:15 pm

rtist2g wrote:Hi Vicki, please add me to the beta list! I desperately need monotonic infill. Thanks!


Noted!

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:00 pm

PMs with beta version ideaMaker just sent. Anyone already instereted in Monotonic Fill beta test, feel free to leave comments below.

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby dandixon » Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:39 am

Yes, please, I've been looking forward to this feature. I'd love to try the beta

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby rtist2g » Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:30 am

Yes please. I’d love to use it. Thanks!

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Markus64 » Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:47 am

I would like to test it too.

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:41 pm

rtist2g wrote:Yes please. I’d love to use it. Thanks!

Markus64 wrote:I would like to test it too.

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Re: Monotonous top infill - preview overhangs at a certain angle.

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:41 pm

dandixon wrote:Yes, please, I've been looking forward to this feature. I'd love to try the beta

Updated links just sent via PM


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