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Color 3D printing

Jaacov Molcho
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I can not export to DXF before rendering.
After rendering all colors vanish.
How can I print my model with colors? (Stupid question !?!).
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Re: Color 3D printing

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Hi Jaacov,

Welcome to the forum. Your post is still flagged as "This post has NOT been accepted by the mailing list yet", so nobody gets it unless they look. You need to subscribe to the mailing list, and respond to the registration email.

Unfortunately the short answer is no you can't use OpenSCAD for different colour printing. As is, it does not support multiple materials. This is being worked on but don't hold your breath.

The longer answer is that you need to generate separate parts for each material/colour. Export each, then the printing software combines them.

This all depends on what printer type you use.

DXF is not usually used for 3D printers, they tend to use STL.

Except for high end professional machines, I don't think the state of the art has progressed much.
Others here may have newer informed views.

While it won't support your current design, you can do multi colour by changing filiment, see this instructable.
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Re: Color 3D printing

Peter Falke
Just print it in one color and use a marker of contrasting color to color the rised text.

2016-01-09 22:30 GMT+01:00 MichaelAtOz <[hidden email]>:
Hi Jaacov,

Welcome to the forum. Your post is still flagged as "This post has NOT been
accepted by the mailing list yet", so nobody gets it unless they look. You
need to subscribe to the  mailing list
<http://forum.openscad.org/mailing_list/MailingListOptions.jtp?forum=1>  ,
and respond to the registration email.

Unfortunately the short answer is no you can't use OpenSCAD for different
colour printing. As is, it does not support multiple materials. This is
being worked on but don't hold your breath.

The longer answer is that you need to generate separate parts for each
material/colour. Export each, then the printing software combines them.

This all depends on what printer type you use.

DXF is not usually used for 3D printers, they tend to use STL.

Except for high end professional machines, I don't think the state of the
art has progressed much.
Others here may have newer informed views.

While it won't support your current design, you can do multi colour by
changing filiment, see this  instructable
<http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-3D-Print-multicolored-obejcts/>  .




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