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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Creating support with Skeinforge

In this recipe, we're going to explore the different adjustments that can be made for determining where and how much support is added.

Getting ready

You'll need to make the soccer ball wireframe model. You can do this easily with TopMod by importing the soccer ball primitive and then applying Wireframe Modeling Mode. You'll also need a G-code viewer. You can use the one that's part of Repetier-Host or check Appendix B, Taking a Closer Look at G-code, for more options.

How to do it...

We will proceed as follows:

  1. Select the Raft plugin. Make sure that Activate Raft, Add Raft, Elevate Nozzle, and Orbit are check marked. Scroll down the page to the Support At Support Material Choice section and change the default setting ...

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