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Posted · Differences between .obj and .gcode files.

Hello everyone,

I have an issue where I have created an .obj file but when I use the Cura software to convert it to a .gcode file, it looks different from the orignial .obj file. I have included a link to the .obj file that I created if you would like to see what I'm talking about. Thanks for any help! BoyScoutNeckSlide.obj

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Posted · Differences between .obj and .gcode files.

Hi and welcome to the forums.

You don't really convert an .obj file to .gcode. A Gcode file is nothing like a 3D object but a long text file containing movement and extrusion information for the printer.

Your .obj file has some errors. Maybe that's the reason Cura did not display it correctly.

Check out Netfabb Basic. This is a free tool that's very useful for repairing .stl and .obj files:

http://www.netfabb.com/basic.php

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