Set Selective Support Material Printing?



  • New to MatterControl, but I think I've poked around at every nook and cranny of it over the past couple of days and one thing I don't see is the ability to set the generation of support material selectively.

    Something like S3D, where apparently you can say "Print support material here, and here, but not there." (Tempted to buy S3D to try this)

    So far I'm liking MatterControl over Cura. Having selective support material options would be bonus. If it's not already available, is it something that's being considered?

    Thanks,

    Dion


  • Moderator

    MatterControl 1.7 does not have this feature, however we are working on adding it to MatterControl 2.0.



  • Sweet!

    S3D seems to make you peg every single area. Great for fine control, but if you want to sweep an area, not so great. Perhaps for MatterControl if you have a toggle to allow pin-point placement, or switch to "paint" mode and select and area? (Not sure how that would work in the 3D setting)

    Dion


  • Moderator

    The current plan is to allow you to add shapes (like cubes, cylinders, cones, etc.) and then support material will be added wherever needed within that shape.



  • Interesting. I'll have to keep an eye out for the beta versions.

    Thanks,

    Dion


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