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Posted (edited) · CURA 2.3 how to : combine multi color and multi texture


You know you can print dual color on your UM3 or adapted UM2, you know you can print parts of your print with a different surface (fuzzy skin), but did you know you can also combine this....


Here's how, if you know how to setup dual printing in CURA it's pretty simple.

You need a model split in 4 STL's (or more ofc)

Just like with normal dual extrusion;

- load all models

- select all

- merge models

Set nozzle per part of the model (is color/material)

-Select a part of the model (Ctrl+click)

-Select "print model with", set the extruder to use


Set the part with the "fuzzy skin"

-Select a part of the model (Ctrl+click)

-Select "settings" and mark the "fuzzy skin" option


Oh, and just to be sure, as IMHO the implementation of setting alternative settings on the same extruder is not the most clear in the CURA gui, make sure NOT to select "fuzzy skin" also on the "general extruder level" as in this case you'll overrule everything and ser it for all parts printed with this extruder...


And ofc there are nicer files to print than the test file I used, but there are not much models out there in 3  or more parts. @flowalistik published a few, but also most of his other dual extruder files are pretty easy to split into more parts using f.e. meshmixer.

here's a sample ..


here's the file;







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Posted · CURA 2.3 how to : combine multi color and multi texture

Thanks @ultiarjan for the tutorial!

Last week I finished publishing the dual extrusion versions of all my low-poly designs. You can experiment with color mixing and fuzzy skin with them. The results are pretty funny!

Here's the link to all my designs:


And here's the result of a test with fuzzy skin. Notice that this is a print with an Ultimaker 2+, with one nozzle, only enabling the fuzzy skin feature in one of the two parts.


In all my new models the source files are available, which means you can export each part as a separate file and experiment with fuzzy skin + color mixing in just one print.

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