Vase mode

Vase mode

Postby woody3dp » 20 Sep 2017, 01:39

Hi,
I'm actually designing various lamp shade, I use vase mode, but there is always an unsightly seam (even if I try to hide it the best I can).
The best would be to spiral the perimeter instead of printing one perimeter after another. I've tried to tweak a lot of parameters to achieve this but it doesn't work (I've also searched the forums). Perhaps it's simply not possible ? Or is there a special tip to do this ?
Thanks a lot.
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Re: Vase mode

Postby pjr » 20 Sep 2017, 05:31

I believe that this is one of the (very few) features available in other slicers, but not yet available within KISS. I don't know what will be included in V2, but this is something which a few people have requested.

It may be possible to achieve close to "spiral" mode by setting all the following to 0 or off: Join-loop, Jitter, seam depth, gap, destring, wipe, z-lift and maybe preload.

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Re: Vase mode

Postby woody3dp » 21 Sep 2017, 01:33

Thank you Peter, I've tried your tip:

On the left, best seam I could achieve (not acceptable), on the right everything to 0 and Off (even preload):
IMG_3641.JPG

it improves things, but a real vase mode would be awesome, I can not wait for KS V2. I prefer using slic3r concerning vase mode for the moment.
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Re: Vase mode

Postby pjr » 21 Sep 2017, 11:40

I have just tried slicing in "vase" mode but with 2 perimeters, Join-loop set to "Seam" and seam depth/gap set to my usual settings, but with all the other settings at 0 (destring etc).

This still treats the void in the centre as the inside and ends up hiding the seam quite well.

Of course, this only works is you want to have 2 perimeters, but for a water-holding vase I would imagine you would. Maybe not so much for a lamp shade though...

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Re: Vase mode

Postby woody3dp » 23 Sep 2017, 03:11

Ok thank you Peter I will remember those values for a vase project.
For my project, 1 perimeter is what I needed and here's the result:
Img_3656.jpg


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Re: Vase mode

Postby pjr » 23 Sep 2017, 14:58

That looks really nice.

I did a couple of prints, with 1 and 2 perimeters. The one perimeter print had a much better seam than the two-perimeter print.

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Re: Vase mode

Postby EddyMI3D » 24 Sep 2017, 13:26

AHH! Really great, Woody!
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Re: Vase mode

Postby woody3dp » 26 Sep 2017, 05:47

Thank you EddyMi3D :D
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