Fellow Moaians -
I’m new to the Moai, just a few prints under my belt. Today I tried a file from Thingverse and the print starts with the build plate a few inches above the vat. The Moai goes through the its start up and dips the plate into the vat but then it raises a few inches into the air before turning the last on.
I processed the model with Meshmixer where I scaled it down, then hollowed it out and created supports before moving it to Cura. The supports look like they are on the build plate and I don’t see an obvious Z-offset that would explain why the plate rises at the start of the print.