Orientation plugin

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Orientation plugin

Postby nallath » September 15th, 2016, 12:07 pm

I've finally found some time to make a quick wrapper for the excellent algorithm created by Christoph Schranz. It calculates the optimal orientation based on overhangs of the object.

Note that it's a quick & dirty implementation on my end, but it should do the trick.

You can find it on; https://github.com/nallath/CuraOrientationPlugin

It should work with Cura 2.3

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Re: Orientation plugin

Postby LePaul » September 15th, 2016, 12:24 pm

I can't wait to test this on some BB-8 pieces

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Re: Orientation plugin

Postby nallath » September 15th, 2016, 12:48 pm

It's going to freeze up your GUI at some point. I'm still working on ensuring that it won't do that anymore.

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Re: Orientation plugin

Postby nallath » September 15th, 2016, 3:15 pm

I fixed the freezing. Models still take quite a bit of time to complete though.

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Re: Orientation plugin

Postby drayson » September 15th, 2016, 3:52 pm

It works !!!
Thank you! Hope it will be standard scope soon...

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Re: Orientation plugin

Postby LePaul » September 15th, 2016, 4:22 pm

How do you install this?

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Re: Orientation plugin

Postby danilius » September 15th, 2016, 4:31 pm

Nice one.

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Re: Orientation plugin

Postby LePaul » September 15th, 2016, 7:45 pm

Never mind. Cut/paste folder into Cura PlugIn folder

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Re: Orientation plugin

Postby LePaul » September 16th, 2016, 9:54 am

One thing I noticed is that a curved piece I would struggle to align in much much easier to move around now.

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Re: Orientation plugin

Postby LePaul » September 16th, 2016, 10:24 am

Well, maybe I spoke too soon

Pieces like this are really tough to line up (and darn near impossible with S3D's non-mouse ability to move an object around)


Note getting the sides even...

cura-align.jpg


The goal is to get it as vertical as possible (use a lot less support)

cura-align2.jpg

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Re: Orientation plugin

Postby Dim3nsioneer » September 16th, 2016, 11:03 am

LePaul wrote:near impossible with S3D's non-mouse ability to move an object around)


Ever tried holding Ctrl? ;-)

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Re: Orientation plugin

Postby LePaul » September 16th, 2016, 11:09 am

Yeah, still an awful time.
But I like how Cura allows me to move/rotate much like SolidWorks and other CAD type programs


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