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TheGreatMrBill

Castle with less landscape (single file)

by TheGreatMrBill Oct 12, 2017
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for some reason the entire aspect ratio is also changed, only realized it 21 hours in when it started to look a little flattened. its not really an issue but just was unexpected.

Thanks for your work.
Some of your towers are missing the tops. Any idea why? I noticed a build from someone else that has the tops corrected. Any ideas?

Hmm, you have a keen eye for detail. Well the tops are on the actual model but are missing from the picture because I forgot to slow down the print speed at those layers and it melted a few of them and made a good mess so I just cut them off. I suspect a few others ended up cutting theirs off too for the same reason. So the lesson is, turn up the fan and turn down the speed when you get to those tops because they are very small and thin ; )

What infill changes did you use?
How did you know where to change them?
Did you then edit the gcoge?
We will build this in class if possible.
Thanks

Hi, Please read the summary under thing details. The infill was 12% for the entire print. You simply need to know how many mm's you have of a single color and then using the slicer to tell you how many mm's will be used for that section. If the slicer won't use up all the color in the section you want it to, then simply adjust the infill higher or lower to make it use less or more until it uses all the color for the section you want. You check how much filament is being used in the preview are when you prepare to print. You could then use multi process of varying infill for each section to force it to use up all the color for a section before it changes colors. In my case I used 12% the whole way through because the only color change I wanted to be correct was the green landscape to change where it meets the castle, the rest didn't matter to me. I used S3D as my slicer for this. And no, I didn't have to edit any of the G-code. You can do this with simple math calculations and varying your infill for each level until your desired results are reached. Last thing, how I knew where to change was again simple math. ie... we know this is a 1kg roll that has 4 colors that all repeat one time. That means each color is approx 12% of the roll size which equals 120 grams per solid color leaving 1% for the gradient change between solid colors. That means simply that in this print you must use 120 grams for the landscape before the color change. And your slicer can easily tell you how much filament you'll be using and that's what you are adjusting until satisfied.
By the way this print used just less than half a roll. Somewhere around 400 grams. After the purple color at the top of the castle, the filament would have started over again with green.

Why isn't this a remix?

Hi, This IS a remix. Go to the original creators link which I posted below and look at the remixes and it will lead you back here. ; )

It looks absolutely magnificent and those colors make it fabulous!
Well done :)