Photoshop: How do I create a 3d printer profile?

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Has anyone tried creating a profile for a 3d printer? The document on the page that describes the 3d printer profiles seems obvious enough, but I don't seem to be able to get the profile to install.
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Yes, I created a few (and wrote a lot of the documentation).

Just put your new profile in the preset folder with the rest of the printer profiles, then relaunch Photoshop.

Note - we didn't ship all the profiles that we created, because we didn't have time to exhaustively test every printer model. A few more are available on the website ( http://www.photoshop.com/products/pho... ) along with the profile documentation. And more profiles will be coming as we have time to test the other printers and services. (and repair/replace the occasional broken part on our printers :-) )
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Hi Chris,

Thanks. This whole new feature looks really interesting.

I want a fairly generic reprap profile, so none of the commercial ones you have seem to fit.

That said, your profile documentation certainly makes it look as though it is all going to work nicely, although I have a habit of tweaking settings so much that locking temperatures and speeds up in a profile might prove to be a bit frustrating :)

I did try dragging and dropping the new profile into the profiles folder, and I also tried hijacking the install script from one of the download profiles and changing the name in it to my profiles name with no success...

One thing I did notice was that I did not find any other profiles in the 3D Printer Profiles folder, even after installing a random profile (the replicatior 1 one) from the downloads page, so perhaps I am looking in the wrong folder... thinking about it the replicator 1 is not in the list of printers either, so perhaps the install failed.
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The solidoodle or makerbot 1 should be pretty close to reprap style devices - but makerbot has an assigned USB id and most repraps don't, so I'd start with the solidoodle profile, then use the makerbot data if you need multiple heads defined.

If you are on Windows, don't forget that there are separate folders for 64 bit and 32 bit -- you might be installing in the wrong place.

Locking down the profile can seem odd, but remember that Photoshop is very widely used and the printing features need to work for designers and not just hardware tinkerers. (sigh, bloody autocorrect keeps messing up some of these words)
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I am on a mac and I was copying the file to ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CC/Presets/3D Printer Profiles. Do I need to place it in a subdirectory in that folder, and do I need the .jsx file that is included with the downloaded profiles?

I started with the makerbot profile, which was probably a bad idea, but anyway.

I suspect I have mainly undone makerbot customisation stuff and reset things to the defaults. I changed the usb to the ftdi settings from my controller board, so that should be ok I think.

I totally agree about the need to make 3d printing easier for non tinkerers, this is really why I am most interested in this facility. If I can get a good profile together for this particular 3d printer then everyone else who uses it will be able to benefit from a set of known good settings.
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Try in the application folder /Presets/3D Printer Profiles/
Just place it loose in that folder, no subdirectory.
(I suspect we aren't even checking the app support folder)

No, you shouldn't need the javascript.

You could use the makerbot profile as a starting point - just remove the USB vendor IDs first. The documentation for the profiles has a section near the end with suggestions on how to bootstrap your own profile.

I've got an almost finished profile for a Bukobot, and another engineer is working on a recent Mendel (3 head) profile. And we have more printers coming in all the time...
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fantastic, the presets folder in the application folder works. The one that is in the libraries folder appears to be ignored.

My project for tomorrow is now going to be to see if I can get it to work with my printer.

Thanks for your help :) I suspect I will be back here in the next few days with more questions!
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Alright, we'll have to look into the app support version of the folder and why it isn't read (I have a suspicion, but I'll have to confirm that in the code next week).

Also let us know how long it takes, what other troubles you have, etc. so we can refine the documentation.
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I to am interested in creating profiles for other printers. We have fablab in Sweden where we use a myriad of different printers in both prototyping and educational purposes.

Would be nice to see more documentation on this subject. Especially with a whole lot of people using reprap compatible printers such as the ultimaker and the Prusa series.

Not to mention the ever more popular delta printers hitting the market.

Kind regards,
Kristoffer Engdahl
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See the link to the documentation above.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Hello, I was wondering if or when you guy will create a profile for Flashforge pr....

I have a Flashforge Dreamer 3D printer and I would like to print directly from Photoshop but there is no profile for my printer. I was wondering if you guy are working on this or am I out of luck?

Thank you
James
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hi am using a Zeus from AIO so once i get it here and working will try to make a profile for it, i have asked company to do it for me we will see if they do ;)