Introduction: Week 4: Slicer
I tried Option 3, which is experimenting with existing slicing plugins for Grasshopper for my Week 4 assignment. I used Droid (https://www.food4rhino.com/app/droid-3d-print-slicer-and-path-plotter) for generating GCode in Grasshopper to print Koch's Snowflake.
Step 1: Koch Snowflake
I modified the Koch snowflake code from https://www.modelical.com/en/grasshopper-scriptin...
I've started with a small snowflake, moved the position to fit inside the bed, and increased the size.
Step 2: Printing (trial 1)
What took me long time was to generate mesh for the input to slicer. At first, I tried using Delaney triangulation and the result didn't turn out nice and the outline of snowflake didn't print well.
Step 3: Printing (trial 2)
Finally I tried using 'Mesh Brep' component to the extruded surface. Then it worked out well :)