My 2 color keychain calibration print came out in a single colorI have a palette 2s with an ender 5, just finished setting it up. I ran the splicing calibration and that worked fine. I...
How to import multi-material objects?Is it possible to import a single object that has multiple materials pre-applied? For example, I use blender to pre-assign...
Answer to "My 2 color keychain calibration print came out in a single color"After much experimentation I realized my feed motor was extruding then skipping backwards every now and then. Oddly this isn't a problem for a single color print. The single color models print fine, but the backwards skipping of the feed motor is causing the ender to fall behind I think relative to where the palette thinks it should be. There were two problems. My bed wasn't leveled properly, causing excess pressure in the Bowden tube in the first layer. Later in the print it became clear that there was another blockage. I took apart the extruder and noticed that the input into the extruder—the piece that feeds through the heatsink had an egregious clog. Once I fixed both issues, I got the keychain to complete perfectly and now my palette appears to be nicely configured with my ender 5. For the record, it appears that the stock ender 3 profile works fine except I changed the max height to 300mm since the 5 is taller than the 3.
Answer to "How to import multi-material objects?"I found that the best way to do this with blender is to edit your model in blender (go into Edit mode), hit P to then split your model by material. After that, export each of your 4 different materials as separate STLs, then import into Canvas as a multi-material object.