This is the first 2 color 3D print I produced using the new UPStudio3 (UPS3) version 3.2.5 using the “Paint” command.
The original .STL file is a once piece, single object file I named “dented”. Other examples of this print can be found in the blog. The colored areas here are selected with UPS3 with the “Paint” command selected within the floating drop down menu.
The cursor is used to select flat enclosed areas in the drawing within selected angle ranges. I am not yet fully aware of everything this command will permit in selection as this is my first attempt and have not seen nor received instructions.
I chose to use the purge tower as I wanted best results with this first print. I do believe the “shadow” (no tower) option will also work. I will try a print using that option later.
I posted in the kickstarter forum, there are several more print options in this new 3.2.5 release. The print extruder Entity ID can now be selected in the “Special” command tab assigning print function to specific nozzles. That was not used for this print.
Deeper Into the Shadows
I did some critical testing of the “shadow purge” I discovered with my Cetus2 (C2) printer. I caution to say this is not yet the approved “shadow print” method being developed by Tiertime for the release version. At least as far as I know.
I stated in a previous posting that I discovered (quite on my own) that turning on “Infill Preferred” causes a hidden purge within the interior of the print.
It worked quite well on a vase print I displayed. But I was concerned how it would do in fine details where there is not much purge area.
Hiding in the Shadows
My Tiertime UP Studio3 has been hiding its absolutely best printing feature right under my nose for almost a month. Far more impressive to me than the On The Fly (OTF) filament change.
OTF is a cool trick. But because of its limited application to the printing I love to do, I currently have little use for this feature,
But a little option hiding way down low in the PRINT options tab in the “Seam optimization section of UPS3, is the best feature in the entire package. It is labeled “Infill Preferred”
Am I stuck?
Yes, and no. Read on…
Since it is so new, I have been spending most of my time exploring UP Studio3 (for Cetus2) and running many test and real prints on my new toy. The pre-release Cetus2.
Just read the latest update in the Kickstarter forum of Cetus2. I am NOT a big Facebook fan. My pre-release Cetus2 is soon going to be a bit obsolete as the production changes were listed. UP Studio3 is also getting some improvements.