Welcome to the colorful world! Multi-Color printing is one of the most amazing features of Bambu Studio. After importing a model, you can complete a colorful model by just several steps:
Filaments in a project are all listed in the
Filament block of the left sidebar.
Filamemt block, you can complete all filament management tasks:
Filament Selectiondialog by clicking ⚙. Only selected filament types are visible in the combo box's dropdown list.
The filament list is also saved in the 3mf project file and will be restored when loading the 3mf file.
Bambu Studio provides versatile colorizing tools for various types of models.
You can bind a filament to an object or part in multiple ways:
Select filament for objects/parts in the object list on the left sidebar
Right click target object/part and select filament from the context menu
Use shortcuts 1-9 to bind filament to selected objects/parts
Tips: If you can't find the object list, you need to switch to Global/Object mode here
Bambu Studio provides a powerful
Color Painting tool. With this tool, you can paint almost anything in different colors on the selected object.
The left image shows the original model and the right image shows the painted model.
For more detail, please refer to color-painting-tool
For a single extruder printer, each time filament change happens, a small amount of filament is left in the extruder. As the new filament is loaded, it starts pushing the old filmament outside of the extruder & nozzle. During this time, you’ll see a gradual change in the color of the extruded filament.
Thus, to make sure the model's color is not messed up, it requires enough new filament volume (flushing volume) to flush out the old filament. But too much flushing volume means wasting filament and print time.
Features described in reduce-wasting-during-filament-change introduce how to make a print of the desired color effect, and reduce the wasted filament.
When printing with AMS, the filament list in the sliced project does not necessarily need to be exactly the same as the AMS filament list.
When sending the print task, the filament mapping from slice project to AMS is automatically built according to the color and material type (PLA/ABS/PC...)
The automatic mapping matches filament with the same type and similar color.
Normally, you don't need to modify anything. But if you are not satisfied with the result of the automatic mapping, then modify it manually.