One of the fastest ways to create a multicolor 3D print from a single extruder machine is to use the “Pause and Swap” method. This process involves pausing the printer in the middle of a print, switching the filament spool to one with a different color, and resuming the print.
How do you do multiple colors in Cura?
- Load the model. To make your dual color print, you’ll need to export two model files, which have been created to fit together.
- Set the print cores and materials.
- Set print core per model.
- Merge your models.
- Using adjustment tools.
- Select the profile.
- Preview your layers.
- Get printing!
How do you set up a dual extrusion in Cura?
Dual extrusion guide: Cura, Simplify3D, Ideamaker & Slic3r
How do you pause in layer Cura?
The “Pause at Height” feature can be found in Cura under the “Extensions” tab → “Post-Processing” → “Modify G-Code”. There you click “Add a script” and then select “Pause at Height”.
How do I print in color in black?
Hit the print button and scroll to ‘Printer Properties’. There will be an option labeled ‘Color’ that gives you a choice between color and grayscale. You’ll want to select ‘Grayscale’. This indicates to the printer the document will be printed in black and white but still use different tones.
How do I print in blue ink?
- Open the document you want to print.
- Highlight all the text with your mouse or press the “CTRL” and “A” keys.
- Find the “change font color” option in your processor’s tool bar.
- Select the shade of blue that is closest to your needs.
- Click “File” and select “Print” from the drop-down menu.
Multi-Color 3D Printing
Multi-Color 3D Print in CURA 3 on Creality Ender 3
Tutorial — Multi-Color 3D Printing Techniques