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12 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Thanks.

I had not noticed those bumps!

Good point.

 

Nope, it wasn't hollowed!

 

I figured I could reduce print time by laying the minis flat instead of printing them upright.

That's why I chose this lay out.

If I put the naga upright wouldn't he take much longer?

 

Also, suppose I want to print the ONI, that one comes in three parts ( his arms are separate) do I need to print those in different sessions then?

 

I wouldn't worry about how long prints take right now.  Get your settings dialed in and get comfortable and play with things after.  But generally, the higher/taller a model, the longer it will take to print.  Exposure time and layer thickness will also have huge impacts on print time.  I have learned to accept that it will take however long it takes.  I switched to .04mm layer height and tweaked my exposure settings when trying to get prints to work after a run of failures with a new resin.  This really increased the print time, BUT I got nice prints after.  

 

If I can fit multiple parts of a model on the bed at once, I do so, always.  

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21 minutes ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Anyone else keep trying to rotate and zoom in an out on the screen shots of Chitubox? ::D:

No...  :ph34r:

@Glitterwolf I feel that your dog has way too many supports, but again, that's me.  Some of the ones on the outside of the hips don't look necessary.  This is just a personal guess based on a couple images that I can't manipulate.  But remember, you're placing supports to ensure the model sticks to the build plate and to support islands.  That dog is what, 3-4cm long and will weigh about as much as a similar-sized Bones model.  Also, that is a totally cool model!!  

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Thx @Rahz, I have more poses of that dog.

 

I'm tinkering with the supports, maybe a few too many are less bad than too few.

I need to find the right way.Hopefully I can print something during the weekend, the dog and the asian ghost lady both seem to take up about two and a half hour.

 

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Set up the printer applied kapton Tape, Levelled it and now first print is in progress.

Dog with Gasmask

 

We will know in a few hours if it worked or if I need to adjust it.

When I installed the USB I noticed it came with a bunch of files from Myminifactory.

Several minis like a barbarian. female wizard, paladin etc are included.

 

 

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I paused for a while to see if there was still some resin in there.

It was and I already saw supports and part of the mini.

So at least it works and it doesn't stick to the FEP.

 

Now to see if the mini will be complete and alright.

A little more than an hour to go.

The noise is not so loud, the smell is not that awful.

 

All in all very exciting and I'm in suspense if it will turn out right.

My test subject is WOOF Special Agent Anthrax.

 

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On 4/20/2020 at 8:47 AM, Glitterwolf said:

One of the reasons I bought that printer, this might sound silly...

I'm getting older ( 55+ now) and I've read that if you learn new things your mind will thrive and chances of getting dementia and such are less.

So I'm inclined to learn new stuff every now and then too stay sharp.

 

With this I have to learn to operate a new machine, use a new program ( chitubox) and how to handle resin etc..

All in all a lot to learn.

And of course, it's Star Trek Science to me, I grew up with the original Star Trek and this is something I never thought I would see in my lifetime.

I hope to be able to figure it all out, it's so cool if I can print minis out of a liquid.

 

 

 

Sounds like a perfectly reasonable idea to me.  

They also say that doing crossword puzzles helps, or doing jigsaw puzzles.

(Not that I care about crosswod puzzles...   Give me a Sudoku or a Nonogram instead pleas. And keep your clammy paws off my rather large collection of jigsaw puzzles)

 

 

On 4/21/2020 at 8:08 PM, Glitterwolf said:

So how about this one?

 

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Keep her a bit more upright.

It'll increase the printing time a bit, but it will also significantly reduce the number of supports.   

Also, I expect that Chitubox has a setting for 'critical angle' that it uses to decide if something needs support. This is usually set to 30degrees. 

This number is set rather conservatively, in order for evenyone to get good prints as often as possible.   

I've had good experience pushing this to below 20degrees. And a setting of 25 degrees should be just fine as long as you do an inspection to verify that what needs supports actually has them.   

 

I'm no expert in Chitubox, but at least some slicers have a setting for 'internal supports'. 

In Formware disabling this will also stop it from starting a support on top of something to support something even higher up. 

Less scarring to contend with...   

 

The mini to the left of the MyMinifactory set, does it have a name or title of any kind?

 

 

 

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On 4/21/2020 at 2:34 PM, Rahz said:

No...  :ph34r:

@Glitterwolf I feel that your dog has way too many supports, but again, that's me.  Some of the ones on the outside of the hips don't look necessary.  This is just a personal guess based on a couple images that I can't manipulate.  But remember, you're placing supports to ensure the model sticks to the build plate and to support islands.  That dog is what, 3-4cm long and will weigh about as much as a similar-sized Bones model.  Also, that is a totally cool model!!  

Yeah, it seems like I lot more supports than what I had been using on my Photon. Of course I haven’t had time to print anything for six months :rolleyes:

 

I found printing a test piece helped me visualize the capability of the printer. This is this one I used. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2975429

 

 

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Agent Anthrax printed out wonderfully!

 

I did use a lot of supports, so when removing it I accidently cut off a part of his tail.

But when dry superglue will fix that.

Since the many supports left some marks, I will have to sand down a few spots.

But overall...

 

SUCCES!!!

First succesful print.

 

Now printing the Bat Demon as Test Print Nr. 2.

We will know in about 3,5 hours.

 

If it works then all settings are good.

In that case I will try printing in the basement at lower temperatures tomorrow.

If that fails than it will be the temperature.

But I would prefer it because there's better ventilation there.

 

However, WOOF announces Project 3D Printing to be a succes so far.

 

It now dries under a dome in the Sun.

If necessary I can put it under an UV nail dryer, but let's see if this works.

 

 

 

 

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@Gadgetman! that miniature is called Human Female Wizard

 

 

 

 

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