Slice Engine

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The Slice Engine selection menu.

MatterControl offers the ability to switch between one of three slicing engines: MatterSlice, CuraEngine, and Slic3r.

Restrictions

  • Third-party slicers (CuraEngine, Slic3r) are not available on all versions, including custom-branded OEM builds, and on the MatterControl Touch tablets (T7, T10). MatterSlice is the default slice engine, and is available in all versions of MatterControl.
  • MatterSlice is the only slice engine available in MatterControl that is capable of producing multi-extrusion prints. Third-party slicers do not appear in the Slice Engine menu when Extruder Count is set to a value greater than 1.
  • Third-party slicers are not available in MatterControl for Linux by default, but can be added by following the instructions here: Running on Linux: Using Other Slice Engines

MatterSlice

MatterSlice is a slice engine developed by MatterHackers specifically for MatterControl.

Origin

The project was forked from CuraEngine in November 2012, ported to C#, and has been significantly updated with new features and other changes. MatterSlice made its debut bundled with the release of MatterControl 1.1 in August 2014.

Documentation

MatterSlice slice setting pages can be accessed via the SETTINGS page.

Repository

MatterSlice is an open source project hosted at GitHub: https://github.com/MatterHackers/MatterSlice

Slic3r

Slic3r is a third-party slicing engine which has been integrated into MatterControl.

Origin

Slic3r was created in 2011 by members of the RepRap community.[1]

Documentation

The complete list of available Slic3r slice settings for use in MatterControl can be found on the Slic3r Settings page.

Repository

Slic3r is an open source project hosted on GitHub: https://github.com/alexrj/Slic3r

References

  1. Slic3r - RepRapWiki

CuraEngine

CuraEngine is a third-party slicing engine which has been integrated into MatterControl.

Origin

CuraEngine is written in C++. It was officially released with Cura in June 2013.[1]

Documentation

The complete list of settings can be found on the CuraEngine Settings page.

Repository

CuraEngine is an open source project hosted on GitHub: https://github.com/Ultimaker/CuraEngine

References

  1. Cura - RepRapWiki