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  • Manual Custom Supports and Modified Infill Sections

    My youngest son manages to break the arms off most thing I print for him at a standard infill throughout. So I thought I would try to make just the arms and legs 100% infill while maintaining 20% to the body. I installed the Custom Supports plugin from the Cura Slicer Marketplace.

    Side Note: I was in the last 40mins of a 9 hour print of Tigress. The Filament guide I have had on for about a week (constant printing) sheared off.
    (The black part in my photo, Red part on the thingiverse file - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2917932)
    Then trying to remove the filament from the guide, the filament snapped, then pausing the print and feeding through the filament from roll and resuming, the print raft moved and the print was wrecked! My son was devastated as Tigress from Kung Fu Panda has no head!
    Just started another one, so ill share the finished print when its done.

    From the first one (print fail due to the filament guide aside), I was really happy with how my manually placed custom supports worked, and I used "support blockers" with modified settings for overlap set at 100%. The arms and legs are really strong on this 90mm high model.
    Last edited by Maximo101; 06-07-2020, 07:41 PM.

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    Nicely done. I plan on doing a future video about Cura add one and will definitely cover this add on.

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