raylo32
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different layer, different color - how to?

Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:51 pm

I have a dual extrusion machine makerbot dual clone. Is there a way to specify starting with base layers using one extruder/color then shift to the other extruder for the remaining layers? Is there a tutorial here as to how to do this? What I tying to do is print a flat base of one color and then a raised pattern coming up from it in a different color.

I found this tutorial that lets you specify different extruders for different elements, like skirt, raft, etc. But not by height or layer.

https://www.simplify3d.com/support/arti ... extruders/

S3D-Jake
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Re: different layer, different color - how to?

Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:19 am

You can easily specify different regions of your model to be printed with different settings, including which extruder is selected.

https://www.simplify3d.com/support/arti ... f-a-model/
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