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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Randomizing the starting points with Slic3r

Like Skeinforge's Jitter, Slic3r has a method of alternating Z-lift points.

Getting ready

You will need the SketchUp model. A magnifier would also be good for looking closely at the surface results.

How to do it...

We will proceed as follows:

  1. In Slic3r, under Print Settings, select Layers and perimeters. Scroll down to the middle and check the Randomizing starting points box.
  2. Print the surface test model using your best setting.

How it works...

Slic3r only allows for one setting to randomize the Z-lift points. Skeinforge, on the other hand, allows for a degree of choice by adjusting Jitter Over Perimeter Width (ratio). The option to randomize is really the most valuable feature.

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