I try using stl files but i always get an error. can i use obj files and if so how can i not get an error when using stl?
What error? I was going to say maybe you have too many triangles (millions) but an ear saver should only have a few hundred triangles. Explain the error in detail please. Maybe a screen shot? Maybe upload the log file?
i am not trying to print an ear saver, i have that file on a sd card. its printing other things that is the problem. i will send some that didnt work
Force+User+Baby+Yoda.zip charizard-realistic-dragon20190805-4264-x1tr6.zip knuckels-duster-poodyfaisal20190910-1653-10irauk.zip
It Gives this error
Cannot open files of the type of C:/Users/Owner/Downloads/Force+User+Baby+Yoda.zipEdited by RandomKid124
i really need help please i cant print anything
Okay so zip files are files that store other files. Like a directory folder. So you need to first open up the zip file and take out the contents and put the contents into another folder.
It sounds like you are on a Windows machine. So for example, double click the zip file will show you the contents - look around for all the STL files and then drag them somewhere (e.g. your desktop or a folder just for 3d printing STL files maybe).
Then drag the files from *there* to Cura to see them in 3D view and to slice them and so on.
STL file is the model. It's the description of the thing to print. It's a format that slicers (like Cura) understand. Most CAD programs have their own format as well which is more thorough (STL files don't include color for example). After slicing, the output of Cura is a gcode file which printers know how to deal with.
gcode is the file ready to print on a particular printer. If you have a gcode sliced for an Ultimaker2+ it will work on other UM2+ but won't work (most likely) on Ultimaker 3 or S5 or a Prusa printer for that mater.
Cura will however let you *open* gcode files so you can look at them. But you can't do anything else - you can't then convert it to work on another brand printer - you can just look the file over visually.
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