Deeper Into the Shadows
I did some critical testing of the “shadow purge” I discovered with my Cetus2 (C2) printer. I caution to say this is not yet the approved “shadow print” method being developed by Tiertime for the release version. At least as far as I know.
I stated in a previous posting that I discovered (quite on my own) that turning on “Infill Preferred” causes a hidden purge within the interior of the print.
It worked quite well on a vase print I displayed. But I was concerned how it would do in fine details where there is not much purge area.
Hiding in the Shadows
My Tiertime UP Studio3 has been hiding its absolutely best printing feature right under my nose for almost a month. Far more impressive to me than the On The Fly (OTF) filament change.
OTF is a cool trick. But because of its limited application to the printing I love to do, I currently have little use for this feature,
But a little option hiding way down low in the PRINT options tab in the “Seam optimization section of UPS3, is the best feature in the entire package. It is labeled “Infill Preferred”
Am I stuck?
Yes, and no. Read on…
Since it is so new, I have been spending most of my time exploring UP Studio3 (for Cetus2) and running many test and real prints on my new toy. The pre-release Cetus2.
Just read the latest update in the Kickstarter forum of Cetus2. I am NOT a big Facebook fan. My pre-release Cetus2 is soon going to be a bit obsolete as the production changes were listed. UP Studio3 is also getting some improvements.
In this report I take a look at CETUS2 color change in the normal print process.
I designed a small test bowl with eleven horizontal stripes. Then I created a second version where I divided the bowl into quarters creating 44 sectors where I could alternate the colors within each row.
The lead picture displays the three variations of prints that were created.
The bowl on the left (#1) is a standard alternating color change in layers. This is the easiest print as there is no color purge required between layers. The short transisional color change can never been seen.