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Printing in Colour from Netfabb Studio [message #49715] Tue, 12 June 2012 00:28 UTC Go to next message
avatar LesleyRobinson  is currently offline LesleyRobinson
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How can you create a multicoloured stl file in Netfabb? If I join all the parts together in a boolean operation, then they all turn one colour. If I don't join them together, but just select all the parts and try to export them all together to a single stl file, I get an error message about degenerated triangles and mannifold edges, but it will none the less save it. However, when I re-open the file it is all one colour.

Re: Printing in Colour from Netfabb Studio [message #49717 is a reply to message #49715 ] Tue, 12 June 2012 01:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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The formal definition to date for STL does not include color.. you'll have to select some other format (and likely some other editor) to do color.


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Re: Printing in Colour from Netfabb Studio [message #49727 is a reply to message #49717 ] Tue, 12 June 2012 07:53 UTC Go to previous message
avatar LesleyRobinson  is currently offline LesleyRobinson
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Ok. I will just stick to painting the models. It is still useful, however, to make a multicoloured netfabb project file to get an idea of what it would look like after painting. I haven't painted anything yet, but I am expecting some models to arrive tomorrow.

 
   
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