Simple way to print in "Real" multi-color without MMU or layer height based changes  

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mdaneman
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@milo-v

Just FYI. If you’re printing different colors on different layers, you don’t need this profile. Just click the + sign button on the layer bar in the preview in Slicer, and it will automatically insert an M600 filament change command for you. You can do this mutiple times. 
This profile is useful if you want to print multiple colors within the same layers. 

Posted : 17/11/2019 7:54 am
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towlerg
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@mdaneman

True but as far as text is concerned a poor substitute.

Posted : 17/11/2019 11:29 am
edward.c6
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@rainer-s kudos to you, used this to do a hitch logo for the kid and it worked like a champ!

Posted : 17/11/2019 4:33 pm
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rainer.s
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@edward-c6

Thanks for the feedback..
Your print looks great, glad the profile helped!

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Happy printing ;-)...
Posted : 17/11/2019 5:36 pm
milos.v
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@mdaneman

It as not in different layer. It is flushed inside white layers.

Posted : 17/11/2019 9:40 pm
towlerg
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@milo-v

Thanks a million for the info.

Sorry I misunderstood. I'll have a play with that.

Posted : 18/11/2019 1:17 pm
rainer.s
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this can be used for multimaterial as well:

Blog: https://schlosshan.eu
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Happy printing ;-)...
Posted : 19/11/2019 12:47 pm
towlerg
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"Just FYI. If you’re printing different colors on different layers, you don’t need this profile. Just click the + sign button on the layer bar in the preview in Slicer, and it will automatically insert an M600 filament change command for you. You can do this mutiple times.
This profile is useful if you want to print multiple colors within the same layers. "

 

I realy don't understand this, could someone elaborate. I can only see how to set the colour of the whole layer.

Posted : 20/11/2019 2:46 pm
rainer.s
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@towlerg

Did you read my blog entry on this (link is in the 1st post in this thread..)
especially the section "Slicing a multicolor object"
That explains how to use it ....
or load the 3mf file i posted a bit above into slic3r to see a fully pre-configured example.

 

 

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Happy printing ;-)...
Posted : 20/11/2019 3:30 pm
wieman01
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Hello Rainer,

I wanted to share this with you since you had a great part in this. So big thank you!

I completed my first real multi-color early this week. It was a very hectic exercise, but 40 filament changes or so later I got this.

Rainer, as you suggested, I did not use the wipe tower because a) I did not have enough space to begin with and b) it isn't really necessary if you have mastered the technique.

BTW, this is a piece of "art" that was inspired by traditional Swiss cardboard cutting from the lovely town of Küssnacht. I'll sharing this on my Instagram account later today as well.

This post was modified 3 weeks ago 3 times by wieman01
3D Druck für Einsteiger leicht gemacht: www.3d-druck-lernen.de...
Posted : 21/11/2019 8:38 am
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rainer.s
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@wieman01

That looks really great!
thanks for sharing 👍 

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Posted : 21/11/2019 9:23 am
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towlerg
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@rainer-s

Oh dear, I've just reread this part of the thread and I realize I have completely misunderstood. Somehow I got the idea that it was being proposed that it was possible to achieve the results as yours just using the colour change option in the slicer. Sorry for spoiling your thread.

 

 

 

Posted : 21/11/2019 1:54 pm
wieman01
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Hello,

I am hoping to keep this thread alive and wanted to share with you my latest work. It took longer than I had anticipated, and the print time in particular is a bit of a show-stopper. Nevertheless here it is:

Did I mention the manual color swaps nearly killed me?

3D Druck für Einsteiger leicht gemacht: www.3d-druck-lernen.de...
Posted : 11/12/2019 8:03 am
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towlerg
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Is it not possible to make this thread a sticky or an entry in a Wiki. As a total noob (don't even have a printer yet) I think this thread and the technique it describes is of great import. Just the option to produce panels with lettering (not indented and thus a dirt trap) opens all kinds of possibilities.

Posted : 11/12/2019 1:15 pm
nikolai.r
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Not sure this forum has the ability to make sticky threads. There are a lot of very interesting forum posts out there which are getting lost. Even the internal search function is very limited. I have best success with google search to find something in this forum

Often linked posts:
Going small with MMU2
Real Multi Material
My prints on Instagram...
Posted : 11/12/2019 5:48 pm
towlerg
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@nikolai-r

"I have best success with google search to find something in this forum"

Often the way with many forums (or is that forii?)

Posted : 11/12/2019 7:38 pm
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