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supposed I had a 5 filament nozzle (cura shows 5 extruders as an option), how will a color model be sliced, what file would be created? amf? 3mf? any other format possible?

where can I assign a color or material property to each extruder stepper?

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    Posted · color printing

    You can play with it in Cura - it's pretty easy. The hard part is in cad. You need 5 separate STL files to come out of your cad. Each STL file defines a volume of one color. In cura you add them all and then right click on them and tell them "dual extrusion merge". I don't know that cura supports more than 2 colors but it might. The output is a gcode file.

    It's important that none of the separate cad files overlap.

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