I have a model of Phobos, a moon of Mars, to which I added supports in MeshMixer. The model looks like a potato and
has no errors before I add the support. When I inspect the mesh in MM after adding the support it has a large number of
magenta errors indicating small features. These are all associated with the added structures. It's a large mesh with 400k
triangles and I've scaled it to be about 100mm tall so at 2 or 3 mm diameter, the support pillars are indeed small compared
with the size of the model.
If I choose Repair All, in MeshMixer, the entire support structure is removed from the model, which is a bit disheartening.
When import the model into Slic3r as an .obj file, the repair process discovers around a million errors and similarly removes
all the support pillars.
I don't like the support that is added when I do it in Slic3r and there's no way of editing it there. I wonder if there is any way
around the repair process on importing files into the Plater?
I've successfully printed other objects which have similar support structures that were added in MeshMixer but this is all new to me.
Maybe someone can suggest another way to make support for a potato shaped object when printing?