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Reducing Polygons in Matter Control

Discussion in 'Software' started by TexasToon, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. TexasToon

    TexasToon New Member

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    I've encountered this problem a few times in Matter Control, where it warns me that I need to reduce the polygons before I can print, can I do this in Matter Control or do I need to use another piece of software first?

    Or should I move away from Matter Control in favor of something else?

    I'm trying to print a Venus Box

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1559232
     
  2. mark tomlinson

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    It usually means you are out of memory for the slicer to use :(
    Or the slicer program just wasn't written to accommodate a large slice.

    If you want I can demo slice one for you with Simplify3D to see if it complains.
     
  3. TexasToon

    TexasToon New Member

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    I may have got round it, I just installed Cura, and I tried slicing the files in that and I didn't have a problem generating the gcodes, I'll see if it prints something that resembles the design !

    I'll update when I've printed.
     
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    Yea, changing the slicer is the best way to sort it. It may just be an artificial limitation in MC due to how they wrote it.
    Good luck!
     

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