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  1. Thanks, robcat2075, for your help on my 3-D Printing question. I wanted to thank you on the posting, but it was already in archives. I will inquire about the format you mentioned and see if the machine at the library can handle that. I may just take the orientation like you suggested and see what's they have available. Sometimes, an organization like the library has something in mind that most people might do, but there are more possibilities than they at first suggest. I'll have to see about that. I really appreciate your continued help in answering my questions. It took me a couple of years before I found the forum, but I don't see how I could have gone on from where I was without it. You, Fuchur, Rodney, and the many people who have commented on my questions have made my use of A:M possible. Thanks again!

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      Pitcher

      Thanks. STL is working fine for me now. I used 1024 as my resolution. The only problem before that was with the 4___ resolution. I guess my computer wasn't ready for that. I have an appointment next week to go to the library to print out a model. We'll see how it goes. I seem to be the first one they have who has come forward with a file to print. They're just getting their feet under themselves also. I'll let you know if there are any problems that come up that might be problems for others also.

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  2. Thanks, robcat2075, for your help on my 3-D Printing question. I wanted to thank you on the posting, but it was already in archives. I will inquire about the format you mentioned and see if the machine at the library can handle that. I may just take the orientation like you suggested and see what's they have available. Sometimes, an organization like the library has something in mind that most people might do, but there are more possibilities than they at first suggest. I'll have to see about that. I really appreciate your continued help in answering my questions. It took me a couple of years before I found the forum, but I don't see how I could have gone on from where I was without it. You, Fuchur, Rodney, and the many people who have commented on my questions have made my use of A:M possible. Thanks again!

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      Pitcher

      I own version 18. I am not on an annual subscription. I went ahead and exported my model file at resolution 1024 to an .stl file. Everything seemed to work. It took about three or four hours, but that wasn't so bad. I guess I'm ready for the next step. It might take some time, but I'll see how hit goes.

       

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  3. Thanks, robcat2075, for your help on my 3-D Printing question. I wanted to thank you on the posting, but it was already in archives. I will inquire about the format you mentioned and see if the machine at the library can handle that. I may just take the orientation like you suggested and see what's they have available. Sometimes, an organization like the library has something in mind that most people might do, but there are more possibilities than they at first suggest. I'll have to see about that. I really appreciate your continued help in answering my questions. It took me a couple of years before I found the forum, but I don't see how I could have gone on from where I was without it. You, Fuchur, Rodney, and the many people who have commented on my questions have made my use of A:M possible. Thanks again!

    1. Pitcher

      Pitcher

      Thanks. I have version 18. I'll have to think about version 19. Version 18 export doesn't show anything about .stl. It's not that it doesn't work perfectly. It doesn't seem to have capacity to save as .stl or export to .stl or anything like that. At least, where I'm looking. Maybe, I'm not pressing the right button. I just noticed your directions and path. That gets me there. I guess my next question is about Polygons per patch. What's a good number for a reasonable resolution?

       

       

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  4. Thanks, robcat2075, for your help on my 3-D Printing question. I wanted to thank you on the posting, but it was already in archives. I will inquire about the format you mentioned and see if the machine at the library can handle that. I may just take the orientation like you suggested and see what's they have available. Sometimes, an organization like the library has something in mind that most people might do, but there are more possibilities than they at first suggest. I'll have to see about that. I really appreciate your continued help in answering my questions. It took me a couple of years before I found the forum, but I don't see how I could have gone on from where I was without it. You, Fuchur, Rodney, and the many people who have commented on my questions have made my use of A:M possible. Thanks again!

    1. Pitcher

      Pitcher

      I can reply to your posting, but I cannot post anything generally.  Also, I have just opened a model, a choreography, and an action file. I have tried to find somewhere to export to an .stl file, but I haven't found a way to do this yet. I have version 18 of A:M. Where do we go to export to .stl? Thanks!

       

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  5. Thanks, robcat2075, for your help on my 3-D Printing question. I wanted to thank you on the posting, but it was already in archives. I will inquire about the format you mentioned and see if the machine at the library can handle that. I may just take the orientation like you suggested and see what's they have available. Sometimes, an organization like the library has something in mind that most people might do, but there are more possibilities than they at first suggest. I'll have to see about that. I really appreciate your continued help in answering my questions. It took me a couple of years before I found the forum, but I don't see how I could have gone on from where I was without it. You, Fuchur, Rodney, and the many people who have commented on my questions have made my use of A:M possible. Thanks again!

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      Pitcher

      That's what happens when you are looking for one thing and hearing another. What kind of format is required by the machine? Any G  😄 but I hear .neg

       

      Thanks for reading my little report. I hope I get better at some of this. The librarian who was teaching the orientation class was a former elementary tech teacher, and her class made a prosthetic arm for a little girl at a "maker" lab here in Humble, Texas where I live. They made the arm part on a large machine at the maker lab and joined it with a hand made on a machine like we have in our local library. I thought that was pretty neat. I'm just thinking about making little replicas of some of my characters. I didn't mention it, but she showed us another website where they already have some designs available for 3-D printing. She suggested that we might want to look at these to see how the design was planned to facilitate printing. The site was called Thingiverse and can be found at: https://www.thingiverse.com/

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  6. Thanks, robcat2075, for your help on my 3-D Printing question. I wanted to thank you on the posting, but it was already in archives. I will inquire about the format you mentioned and see if the machine at the library can handle that. I may just take the orientation like you suggested and see what's they have available. Sometimes, an organization like the library has something in mind that most people might do, but there are more possibilities than they at first suggest. I'll have to see about that. I really appreciate your continued help in answering my questions. It took me a couple of years before I found the forum, but I don't see how I could have gone on from where I was without it. You, Fuchur, Rodney, and the many people who have commented on my questions have made my use of A:M possible. Thanks again!

    1. Pitcher

      Pitcher

      I took the orientation at the library, and you were right. The starting place for printing on the library's printer is an .stl file.  Apparently, the process is to export to an .stl file and then put that through a program called CURA to make a "G" code.  (It occurs to me now that when I called earlier, one of the librarians said that the machine needed NEG file, but she was probably really saying any "G" file. CURA is a free program online ( https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-cura-software ) and is used to "slice" the model (create a "G" file) for printing with a 3-D printer. There also were a few hints about design that would help avoid unintended outcomes. For example, when something is at a 90 degree angle, it may need a support, or the designer should position the object where it is as close to the base as possible. We make models of people with their arms out. If we wanted to make a 3-D print of a character, we would probably pose it in an interesting way, and if we did not need it to be completely round, we might lay it down on its back so that gravity does not carry the plastic beyond the part we are making. There were also hints about maximum lengths to make unsupported bridges between upright parts. We were shown some models that did not print correctly and shown how the designs were fixed to produce better results. We were told about levels of fill within the model and how they affect weight and price and how the resolution of the printer setting affects the texture of the model. Really, even after the orientation I am still quite ignorant, but maybe this little report will help someone along the way or get them interested in taking the first steps. Thanks again to robcat2075 and Fuchur for your information and suggestions.

       

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  7. Thanks, robcat2075, for your help on my 3-D Printing question. I wanted to thank you on the posting, but it was already in archives. I will inquire about the format you mentioned and see if the machine at the library can handle that. I may just take the orientation like you suggested and see what's they have available. Sometimes, an organization like the library has something in mind that most people might do, but there are more possibilities than they at first suggest. I'll have to see about that. I really appreciate your continued help in answering my questions. It took me a couple of years before I found the forum, but I don't see how I could have gone on from where I was without it. You, Fuchur, Rodney, and the many people who have commented on my questions have made my use of A:M possible. Thanks again!

    1. Pitcher

      Pitcher

      I tried to post on my thread, but there is no window in which to post. It also said that it was in the Open Forum Archives. I thought that might be the reason there was no way to post. Also, I thought that maybe I wasn't signed in or that it did not see me as signed in. I signed out and then signed in again, but that did not help either. Perhaps, I'm just snakebit. I'll let Rodney know about it.

       

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