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  1. I've managed to build the CuraEngine on Windows 7. IIRC, Cura supports 3MF data format. Is this handled by Cura or CuraEngine? since a quick search through the CuraEngine project files didn't show any clue about the 3MF. If the 3MF is handled in Cura, what kind of 3D data is Cura passing on to the engine? I'm particularly interested what would happen when a colour 3D file (3MF) being loaded.
  2. Thanks for your information. I think the support generation you've mentioned is https://github.com/Ultimaker/CuraEngine/pull/655 I'll probably change the thick trunk to thin tubes for SLA. Anyway it should make my job a lot easier. Moreover, regarding the sliced preview in Cura, where the gcode path has been shown in different color, I guess it's done by Cura interpreting the gcode generated by CuraEngine. If so, should that part of Cura be changed to show raster images?
  3. Hi, As far as I know, Cura has been able to process certain type of SLA 3D printing based on the laser scan method. I'd like to change cura to support other type of 3D printing. My first goal is to modify cura so that after slicing the 3D model, it could output a pack of PNG image files, similar to the Creation Workshop CWS format. So that the result could be used with LCD/DLP type of SLA printer. And hopefully it might be useful for powder based 3D printing as well. Secondly I'd like to add another support generating function to cura for the LCD/DLP 3D pri
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