Hey dear benderartists community,
my Name is Roland, I am new to blender. I have to/want to create an animation of an FDM 3D printing process. I have created my first attempt of an animation, but now it’s not really what I was looking for.
At the moment I have created a text then added a “solidify”, “remesh” and “array” modifier.
I then used dynamic paint and set the initial text to transparent.
After the brush has painted the first layer it looks something like this:
And as you can see it doesn’t really look like an extrusion process of thermoplastic material. When the animation is finished it looks like a uniform Text with a simple rough hard plastic texture.
I would want the process to look more like something I found on youtube…
My only idea would be manually laying a path in the shape of my text and somehow making it appear during the animation…
How would you guys create such an layered effect? (Please try and keep it relatively simple as I am no pro like most of you here)
Would really appreciate it if you could give me some advice =)