Camera orbit not horizontal to bed

  • Can you orbit the camera without ending up with the bed at a funny angle? I would like the bed to stay horizontal as I orbit, rather than ending up like this / or this \ 😨

    I seem to need to constantly click the view cube to level the view after a right-click+drag, which is quite frustrating and imprecise. I do not see much use for a having the bed barrel-roll unpredictably as I'm moving the view.

    Looking around the settings I cannot find an option to keep the camera horizontal to the bed. If there isn't an option I feel the default behaviour should be as I've described. Maybe put a toggle padlock next to the view cube for people who need an unlocked "random barrel-roll" type orbit.

  • MatterHackers

    We will look into how best to do this.

    When you are just trying to print or plate items it is very appropriate to have the camera be 'turn-table' style, but when trying to do complex editing it is usually much better to have it be 'trackball'.

    Thanks for the feedback, it is always useful.

  • Thanks Lars 🙂

  • MatterHackers

    That or my beloved 3D Controller support! One day one could hope for this support. 😀

  • Did this ever get resolved? I have the same issue and it is my least favorite part about using Mattercontrol.

  • MatterHackers

    This is in the next build. It is available now in the Alpha channel and will be release within a week or 2 depending on testing and feedback.

  • MatterHackers

    This is now in the release build. Please let us know if you like it. We are always working to create for you the best control software we can, so guidance and constructive feedback are crucial to making it better. Hope you find our developers hard work usefull.

    What's new in this build.

    Here is a gif of the new turntable mode.


  • @larsbrubaker Tested, love it.

  • It only works in Windows, noooo...

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    ok, ; rant off
    Great job!

  • MatterHackers

    It should be working in the Mac build as well. Regrettably the Linux build has been much harder to create for you guys. We are still working on it and hope to get it back to fully supported before the end of the year (I know that is a long time).

  • @larsbrubaker It is all ok. I am no longer chained to Mattercontrol since I went to Duet and no longer need MC to level my bed. But if you are making engineering parts using MC/Pulse with usb connection, it has to be on Linux or you will get interrupts on Windows, even if you unplug from the internet.

    I use MatterControl because it is superior to the other slicers (I have most of them), except for when you are making a large print in Nylon, then Simplify is better because of multiple skirt layers.

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