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how do I read the resolution in a 3d printed object? Answered

I am looking for something like file extif with the pixels in the image but on the 3d printed object instead of the camera that's used in a similar way, I know their probably is a way but what free program on the windows ,because it's always possible as long as there is pixels and a resolution,   

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oldmicah
oldmicah

7 years ago

Most home printers send models through a slicer which takes a 3d model and slices it into layers to print and gives directions to the print head on what path to take. This process determines the layer thickness and what most people think of as resolution. The speed at which the print head is moving and even the temp at which the plastic is extruded can affect the xy pixel (vowel) size.

So, shorter answer is that I think the only way to tell resolution is to get the slicer's output file which is most often a gcode file. Search for gcode analyzer that is compatible with your OS and printer. Sorry for the complex answer, but I think this is the only way to pull resolution.

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

7 years ago

So you want to take a picture of a 3D printed object than work out what resolution the object was printed at based off the picture?