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NVGG Creations
(@nvgg-creations)
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Feature request: Translucent modifiers

HI all,

Just a thought.  It is currently difficult to align a modifier primitive e.g. a cylinder to an exact position on your model because it obscures the model you are moving it over.  If it could be displayed with lower opacity or as a bounding box, aligning modifiers would be much easier.

Painting works well for supports but modifiers for things such as number of perimeters is now trial and error.

Maybe there is something I am missing though.

Regards

Posted : 25/05/2021 10:10 am
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
Illustrious Member
RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers

Just a recommendation:

Not many of the developers are regulars surfing the forums for suggestions.  I would recommend you sign up for an account on GitHub and post it as an enhancement to PrusaSlicer at this location:

https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/issues

 

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Posted : 25/05/2021 10:25 am
Neophyl
(@neophyl)
Famed Member
RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers

I requested basically the same thing back in Feb 2020 https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/issues/3678 and someone else requested it in June https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/issues/4438   so go add your support to those.

Posted : 25/05/2021 11:32 am
NVGG Creations
(@nvgg-creations)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers

OK, thanks both.  I'll pop over there 🙂

Posted : 25/05/2021 12:15 pm
fuchsr
(@fuchsr)
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RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers
Posted by: @neophyl

I requested basically the same thing back in Feb 2020 https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/issues/3678 and someone else requested it in June https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/issues/4438 so go add your support to those.

Done. I was just thinking about this last night when I tried to place a support enforcer and couldn't really see how it overlapped the somewhat complex area.

Having said that, for that very reason I have started to use the paint-on tool more and more. Just wish it had a modifier key to draw a straight line. Hey, time to head to Github and request it, I guess....

Posted : 26/05/2021 11:00 am
Neophyl
(@neophyl)
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RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers

I'm pretty sure Ive seen that request too fuchsr lol. Or at least very similar to it https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/issues/5970

Posted : 26/05/2021 11:15 am
NVGG Creations
(@nvgg-creations)
Eminent Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers

Hi all, yes I found two existing requests and just added my voice to them.  We will see I guess.

 

Thanks for the feedback all. 

Posted : 26/05/2021 4:40 pm
Swiss_Cheese
(@swiss_cheese)
Noble Member
RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers

I recognize that it could be handy to have this feature in Slicer, for the odd need to place a modifier or enforcer.

however it's easier and faster to do in your 3d program of choice. then just import all of the modifier meshes and support enforcers together with the model, and simply assign the type to them in slicer, in this way you can make more precise placements and much more exacting shapes for them in a fraction of the time, and just use slicer for slicing.

 

Just a thought,

 

Swiss_Cheese

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Posted : 30/05/2021 9:42 am
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Swiss_Cheese
(@swiss_cheese)
Noble Member
RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers

Posted by: @fuchsr

Having said that, for that very reason I have started to use the paint-on tool more and more. Just wish it had a modifier key to draw a straight line. Hey, time to head to Github and request it, I guess....

 

In Photoshop and several other packages this is typically done by clicking on point A. holding the shift key down and then clicking on point B. etc,,

this would be very handy and easily implemented.

The Filament Whisperer...
Posted : 30/05/2021 5:07 pm
fuchsr
(@fuchsr)
Noble Member
RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers

@swiss_cheese

Here's a link to the ticket I opened:

https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/issues/6557

Posted : 30/05/2021 5:16 pm
fuchsr
(@fuchsr)
Noble Member
RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers

@swiss_cheese

Huh, that's actually a GREAT idea. I've used Fusion to add sacrificial supports but I admit I never even considered converting an imported part into a modifier but sure, now that you have said it, it's obvious... 

Posted : 31/05/2021 11:11 am
NVGG Creations
(@nvgg-creations)
Eminent Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers

@swiss_cheese

Wow!  I never thought of that!  Does that really work?

Posted : 31/05/2021 12:59 pm
NVGG Creations
(@nvgg-creations)
Eminent Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers

@fuchsr

HAving got all excited by this idea I can't see how to convert an object into a modifier

Posted : 31/05/2021 1:05 pm
NVGG Creations
(@nvgg-creations)
Eminent Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers

Scrap that!  I got it.  Brilliant idea

Posted : 31/05/2021 1:10 pm
Swiss_Cheese
(@swiss_cheese)
Noble Member
RE: Feature request: Translucent modifiers

@nvgg-creations

 

 

Hehe, I'm glad you were able to work your way through that 😉 

 

there's even more 🤯 

The Filament Whisperer...
Posted : 31/05/2021 3:57 pm
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