| Solid, High density fill and Low density fill [message #27226] Tue, 10 May 2011 09:27 UTC
I'm wondering if I need to hollow out my polymesh, or can you print it with support structure fill? I believe the options for solid objects are "solid", "high density fill" and "low density fill".
I have so complex, organic model that the effort to cleanly hollow it out - with the software I use - is enormous. To have it printed solid, but with "low denisity fill" would make a big difference to the effort. And I believe the result is also sturdy, with no need for supports inside.
I also need to come down from 800k polys somehow. Is the 500k poly limit going to be lifted at some point?
Thanks, looking forward to start creating awesome 3D prints!
|Re: Solid, High density fill and Low density fill [message #27227 is a reply to message #27226 ] Tue, 10 May 2011 10:13 UTC
Currently the models are printed as is. Closed meshes are treated and printed as solid.
So you would have to hollow it out yourself and/or define any alternative filling method in the model itself It's preferable to leave a hole, so the support material can be removed.
For complex models it is usually sufficient to only crudely hollow out the larger solid parts to save material/cost. Cutting out spheres and cubes and such.
There is also a density discount for the WSF material, so hollowing out is not always useful.
The 500k poly limit has been upgraded to 1 million poly
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