User GCode For Side Transitions

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    Jonny Yeu

    Hey Edward, we haven't been able to add this feature onto Chroma, but you are able to adjust these commands in CANVAS.

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    Edward Boston

    I don't understand the delay getting this added to Chroma.  You felt it important enough to add it to CANVAS, but not the standalone version.  It's bad enough that the Canvas hub wants an internet connection.  Having to upload large files on limited bandwidth connections is not a very consumer friendly solution.  And why do we need an internet connection with the hub?

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    Jonny Yeu

    In CANVAS, we implement the side transitioning commands the same time that we apply the start and end sequences, which would occur on the slicer end. Because Chroma is a post processor for after a file is sliced, the process to add this would take some work and testing in order to implement properly.

    Concerning the Hub, yes, you would need an internet connection to use the OctoPrint interface, but if limited bandwidth is a concern, you can always use Accessory mode (without a Hub) where you can upload these files to SD cards to be used with your printer and Palette. 

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    Edward Boston

    But the gcode for both the side transition and tower are added after the slicer.  it seems it would be a simple matter of added the user code before and after the code Chroma is already adding.  If Chroma wasn't already finding the points that code needs to be added after slicing, I could see the problem in adding it.

    What information is the CANVAS plug in needing to get from the internet when printing?

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    Jonny Yeu

    Our efforts are currently focused on CANVAS, but I'll pass on your request to the software team to see if we can include this in a future release. 

    The CANVAS plugin doesn't require anything over the internet when printing, but if you'd like to monitor your print using OctoPrint, you would need to be connected. In terms of the Hub, we would just require internet to load the file into OctoPrint. 

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