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Groot Planter (Less supports, cleaner print, drain hole)

by Phaedrux Apr 29, 2019
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in what angle need to add tree support?

I'm not sure off hand, but if you load the .3mf file all the settings should be set.

The way that Cura generates the tree supports means that they don't always happen the same way. Check the screen shots that show the generated trees. You may need to adjust a setting and regenerate a few times for it to come out the same. But hopefully the .3mf will be enough, just be sure to change it to match your nozzle diameter.

Thank you. I printed it in white PLA and will need to paint it. Printed it about half height. My wife is going to put an air fern into it.
We really like this design.

Cool. Glad you like it. Did you end up using tree supports?

I’m not sure about using tree supports, yet. I printed less than ten times. This is my first printer and I’ve only had it about ten days. I used Cura 4.0 for slicing. I used standard supports and had a bit of cleanup to do. Most of the supports came right off.

That's awesome. This is a pretty challenging print for your 10th print. Congratulations. I think you're getting the hang of it. I think that's proof that the simplified print meets the need.

Very nice, I'll try it. Could you please make a drain? (a hole from inside his head to the bottom)

There, I added a version with a drain hole. I think it should work ok. Let me know if you try it.

Thank you! Yes, I'll try it this weekend!

Yeah I thought about that actually. I couldn't decide where to make it drain to but I guess a slanted drain hole towards the back would make most sense. I'll see what I can do.

Perfect, I really like your solution to drain. So far, I've printed 6 copies (the 7th is printing right now)! Thank you!!!