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Fri, May 2, 2014 6:17 PM

Photoshop: Introducing multitone 3D printing using Makerbot Replicator 2x

The Photoshop team welcomes your feedback on this experimental feature. Let us know what you think!
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This experimental feature lets you print continuous tones using your Makerbot Replicator 2x 3D printer.

Do the following:

1. Select the Makerbot Replicator 2x printer in the 3D Print Settings panel.
2. Under Material, select Multitone Surface. If this option is not available for selection, ensure that the Multitone 3D Printing experimental feature is already enabled.
3. Select other options relevant to the 3D object that you're printing.
4. Select 3D > 3D Print to preview and print the 3D object.

For more information about 3D printing in Photoshop

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6 y ago

I'm affraid that I don't understand what this function does. What does it mean to do multitone 3D printing? Can you post a picture of what a finished print looks like?

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6 y ago

See examples here:

http://store.makerbot.com/replicator2x

Using two color filaments you can make models that consist of two colors.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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6 y ago

Currently, I've been just selecting both nozzles from my MakerBot 2X, and Photoshop has been slicing two colors, seperating them out from the texture on the imported obj file. Those prints has been starting alright, but there's this strange dragging motion that happens which makes prints take way longer than expected and I've cancled them all. Do I need to select multitone printing in order to get my print in just two colors? I was under the impression that multitone printing was intended to create shades of colors, pixel by pixel. Am I correct? Would selecting multitone printing get rid of the strange dragging motion I've been seeeing?

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6 y ago

Hi! I'm using a Dell UP2715k.

The 200% makes some areas of the UI inaccessible.

For example, the option not to delete cropped pixels is not visible when I use the crop tool.

Cheers!

Jo Avila