slicer engines in Mattercontrol
Hi, I recently downloaded mattercontrol v 1.6 and really liked it. Looking at the online manual I found that you can use Slic3r as the program´s slicer engine, but in my case, mattercontrol only offers "Matterslicer" as engine, how can I enable Slic3r too?
thanks in advance
ryan.lutz last edited by ryan.lutz
Certain versions of MatterControl only offer the MatterSlice engine, but the plain version (available from mattercontrol.com) offers all three: CuraEngine, Slic3r, and MatterSlice.
Also, multiple extrusion is only available using MatterSlice.
My guess is that you have a version installed which does not support the others, like one branded with a printer manufacturer (like ROBO 3D or SeeMeCNC), OR you are trying to print using multiple extruders.
Also if you are running on linux, MatterControl Linux doesn't come with the other slicers but you can add them by following these instructions.
Hi, I´m running windows 7, and here you can see the issue.
By the way, I downloaded the "plain" version Ryan describes above. Version 1.6.1 did not offer Slic3r neither.
thanks for your time
ryan.lutz last edited by
I am running the same build and have the three slicer options available. The printer name "Qidi Dual" I see in the screenshot indicates that you have a dual-extrusion machine. As I said, multi-extrusion is not supported for third-party slice engines.
Oh I finally understand. It's not that multi-extrusion is not supported for third party slicers... well yes, but technically, it's with the printers with more than 1 extruder that Mattercontrol removes that option. I usually single material prints though.
Thanks for clarifying