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Select real filament color / Extruder Mapping

Postby BeNe » 11 Nov 2017, 06:45

Hello,

is there an Option in KISSlicer to select the real Filament color that is loaded in the printer for each Extruder ?
Every extruder has a color in the Extruder Mapping windows. But i don´t know how to change the colors to the current filament.

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Extruder 1 is loaded with black filament instead of blue, and extruder 3 is loaded with a silver filament and not red.

Thanks!
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Re: Select real filament color / Extruder Mapping

Postby hacker » 11 Nov 2017, 08:48

In the material profile:

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Re: Select real filament color / Extruder Mapping

Postby BeNe » 11 Nov 2017, 12:54

Thanks for you answer!

But on this Tab i can only choose a color for all my extruder ?!
I choosed blue - but that is only one color that i can select. Where should i set the color for extruder 2-4 ?
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Was the meaning it should be on that tab - but there is also nothing:
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I´m a bit confused :)
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Re: Select real filament color / Extruder Mapping

Postby hacker » 11 Nov 2017, 17:47

I think I'm also confused :)

In the material you select the color of your material. If in your extruder map you have the same material in all extruders then you indeed will have all materials of the same color. Normally you would have a material entry for every filament spool you have, not just use "regular" for all materials (and these profiles will be slightly different), then setting the color would make sense?
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Re: Select real filament color / Extruder Mapping

Postby pjr » 12 Nov 2017, 05:19

OK, I think the issue is to be able to display the main image with the colour of the filaments that will be used for the print rather than the fixed colours of Blue, Green, Red and Yellow (E1 to E4).

This is not currently possible (as far as I know), although the post-processor lets you do it.

I will add it to the feature request list.

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Re: Select real filament color / Extruder Mapping

Postby hacker » 13 Nov 2017, 12:18

pjr wrote:OK, I think the issue is to be able to display the main image with the colour of the filaments that will be used for the print rather than the fixed colours of Blue, Green, Red and Yellow (E1 to E4).

This is not currently possible (as far as I know), although the post-processor lets you do it.

I will add it to the feature request list.

Peter


Maybe I still don't understand what the issue is, but if you have material profile per filament with colors assigned and map those to extruders, then path view with dropdown set to material will show exactly that?
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