Color painting is a feature that allows user to paint on a model in the 3D scene. The painted model will be sliced into GCode tool paths extruded by multiple filaments. It may finally be printed out as a colorful model.
This model is provided by Patrick from thingiverse.
It lists all available filaments in the current project as color boxes. You may pick a color for painting by simply clicking a color box or using shortcut key 1~9.
6 painting tool types are provided.
Circle tool is a circle-shape pen tool that is used to draw any curves on the model's surface
Sphere is similar to Circle, but it will colorize all facets inside the sphere rather than only the visible facets
The triangle tool colorizes the triangle pointed by the mouse pointer. Click to colorize a single triangle facet and drag to select a list of triangle facets.
Height range tool
The height range tool colorizes all facets between a given height range, even though they may lay in disjointed regions
The Fill Tool colorizes a bucket of connected facets propagated from the facet pointed by the mouse pointer. The propagation stops when reaching a facet that has a different color. If "Edge detection" is on, the propagation will also be stopped when reaching a corner that is sharper than the threshold.
Gapo Fill Tool
Painting with the above tools often generates gap areas. They may look ugly and increase (expensive) filament changes. The gap fill tool will detect small gaps and auto-fill them with the color from a neighbor facet group.
Change circle/sphere radius