KOPrinting wrote: ↑Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:53 pm
I was hoping some one here had experimented with multiple processes in prints where it started in vase mode and transitioned into non vase mode prints with a smooth transition in the physical print.
I've been mixing vase mode/non vase mode prints like that very often, I didn't encounter real problems with ridges or artifacts
at the transitions. One thing coming to mind would be something I've seen people doing in the past...
Are you slicing selecting both processes or are you slicing each process to a seperate output file? People have been doing this
instead of inserting a pause command to swap filament and other things... the problem is: If only process #2 is sliced it may
not start at exactly the z height you're expecting. This depends on start/stop height, layer height and might also be affected by
the first layer height from the previous process.
Or maybe you're using S3D v4.1.1 instead of v4.1.2 for some reason? One of the bugs fixed was vase mode not reducing the
amount of material on the last loop, which resulted in overextrusion on the last layer of vase mode prints...
As others have noted the shown object can't be printed in vase mode completely - but as far as I can tell that's not what
you're trying to do and if printing the bottom part in vase mode and how it connects to the later parts does work for you, why not...? ^^
There's even a tutorial showing those modes mixed - unless I'm wrong and "helical printing mode" means something else
than "vase mode": https://www.simplify3d.com/support/arti ... f-a-model/
(#3 in the picture)
In the end S3D is doing the same on the bottom solid layers in vase mode - perimeters aren't printed in vase mode there either, they're
printed at the same fixed height as the solid infill.