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Im about to print a multi color print, I have followed the instructions provided on Ultimaker web page, all good so far. I just have a quick question before I press print on a 20 hour print. In Solid view I can see the two different colors but when I go to Layer view the print is only one color (Extruder 1). Is this correct im thinking it will print with two colors and Layer view is only to check the prints for overhangs and support..?






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Hi @JohnG


exciting, your first multi color print? 

In layerview you should also see 2 colors, if each extruder you have selected for each model has a different color in it. Have you selected the right color for each extruder?

Perhaps a screenshot of your view might help! ?


Here is an example:

example dual color

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Looks to me as if the second color is not displayed (holes). Maybe something related to the material profile. If you change the material (e.g. to a standard material), does it appear then?

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I thought the display picked up the material colors. Since the solid display is fine but the layers is messed up, I would not think to look there. But now that you mention it, I would flip the materials and profiles just to make sure that it is not the culprit. And, I would do them one at a time to see which made the difference, if any.

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hm, using the default profiles seems to work (Extra Fine - 0.06mm, Fine - 0.1mm ..) when I use my custom setting some work some dont. So if two colors dont show in Layer view will it only print in one color? In solid view both colors show up. One way to find out is a test print ?.

Thanks for your help guys, ill post my result..

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