I have a 3D printer with 0.3mm and 0.8mm nozzles, and I am trying to figure out the optimal line widths for extruding some line art.
- I create the vector graphics in Illustrator, expand strokes and group everything as a Compound Path:
- In Blender I import the SVG, go to Properties panel > Curves, extrude to approx. 2mm height, then convert to mesh:
- I take the exported STL and slice it with Slic3r, 0.3mm nozzle diameter:
What's going on here. Is there something wrong with the model? I'm trying to figure out the best thickness and angle sharpness so that I can produce a bunch of extruded line art for making molds. I'm trying to avoid interrupted perimeters and fingernail-looking things at corners:
Also my workflow seems kinda slow for such a basic task. As a noob to Blender and total noob to Python scripting where can I learn about automating the part with the SVG import > Constant thickness extrude > Mesh > STL, so I can focus on the line art?