Where's the Orange Ball?  

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jack
 jack
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I just tried doing a color change using PrusaSlicer 2.2.0, and didn't see any Orange Ball, like there used to be, I thought. How do you change colors now? I slice, then drag the layer slider, which is now split into two halves, but no Orange Ball appears.

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Posted : 07/07/2020 8:53 pm
towlerg
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Right click or the padlock

Posted : 07/07/2020 11:53 pm
jack
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Right click or the padlock

Yes, that's what I remember, but nothing happens with a right click now. Specifically,

(1) I'm operating in Expert mode.

(2) I open a stl and slice it.

(3) Left clicking the padlock toggles it, but it always says "One layer mode". Right clicking padlock does nothing.

(4) I drag the orange ball to the layer where I want a filament change. Left or right clicking the orange ball does nothing. As I recall this used to give me a layer change.

So, I'm still stuck

 

This post was modified 1 month ago by jack
...there are only 10 kinds of people in this world--those who know binary and those who don't......
Posted : 08/07/2020 7:29 pm
olaf.groeger
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I drag the slider and left click on that plus. Right clicking on the bar offers the change colour dialog. I just made a video:

Colour change video

(Prusaslicer german edition, sorry)

This post was modified 1 month ago 2 times by olaf.groeger
Posted : 09/07/2020 7:19 am
Neophyl
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It may be that something in your install/profiles has gotten corrupted.  That can cause issues like this.

Backup all your profiles by using File>Export>Save Config Bundle.  Then find where the user data is stored (will vary depending on your system).  Rename the folder so it can be restored or if corrupted can be attached to a github issue (the devs are always interested in corrupted profiles as they need them to track down potential causes).  

Then re-install from scratch and see if the colour change function works again.  If not then its something else and you can always restore the user data folder or import your previously exported config bundle to reset all your profiles.

Posted : 09/07/2020 7:24 am
jack
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Indeed, as I stated at the top of this thread, I was using PrusaSlicer 2.2.0, but I had already installed 2.3.0 on top of it, so  both were installed apps. Old, obsolete shortcut in my task bar was the explanation. I uninstalled 2.2.0, and now 2.3.0 works correctly. I did not have to do any purge/restall of 2.3.0 to get it to work, but I'll probably take that step just in case. Thanks to all for your quick help.

...there are only 10 kinds of people in this world--those who know binary and those who don't......
Posted : 10/07/2020 10:04 pm
jack
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It may be that something in your install/profiles has gotten corrupted. That can cause issues like this.

But, wait, it's back!!! Well, I got confused by PrusaSlicer 2.2.0 being delivered in Software Download 2.3.0, So this is still a problem for me using the latest version of PrusaSlicer 2.2.0. Previous versions of PrusaSlicer worked correctly (PrusaSlicer 2.1.0 alpha, as I recall).

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Posted : 12/07/2020 12:34 am
jack
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So I have reinstalled PrusaSlicer 2.1.0, and confirmed that it works as expected. So I believe this is a bug in 2.2.0. Has anyone out there actually used 2.2.0 with a layer change successfully?

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Posted : 13/07/2020 10:30 am
Neophyl
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@jack

Yes, I have used it several times on actual prints.  Most recently last week on some very small 2 colour logo prints.

As I said before I suspect there is some corruption in your profiles somewhere.  When you clean install 2.2.0 do you still have the problem ?  That is rename all the folders and then add a new object to a fresh project  and try the single extruder colour change ?

Also could you save a project file that has the problem (save project as) and then take the resulting *.3mf file, zip it up and attach it here please.  That way we can load it in and see if it allows it on our installs.  

Posted : 13/07/2020 10:57 am
jack
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As I said before I suspect there is some corruption in your profiles somewhere.

I uninstalled 2.1.0 and downloaded a fresh copy of 2.2.0 and installed it. This time I ran the Configuration Wizard--the previous times I had not. And now it works as expected, so you've pointed me in the right direction, and it worked. Thanks very much. I can't say for sure if the Wizard corrected a problem, but I will always run it in the future when upgrading. Lesson learned. Thanks again....Jack

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Posted : 15/07/2020 12:39 am
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