Nice work @lolo that's an awesome collection! Those Stormtroopers need blaster rifles Was all of that done on the flux?
@aw1 It wasn't pause/unpause on every layer, just the layers where you see the color change. The Star Wars logo was pretty easy, just one change and software did the pause for me. The Thaikachu was nerve-wracking for sure, because at that time there was no software feature, it was all manual with the button, and around halfway I started getting nervous. If I screwed it up then, there is no fixing it. Now with the setting in software it is both easier and harder.
I say both because it worked great as soon as FLUX Team gave us access to that command, but then somewhere around 0.7.2 they changed the code and the nozzle goes cold as soon as it pauses. That almost makes the command worthless because you have to move SO fast to change filament it is nearly impossible to do without 'airstruding' for half a layer.
Before they changed that, the nozzle stayed hot, so the pause would automatically stop the print and the printhead would move up. You cover the print with a sheet of paper, pull out the old filament color, feed in the new one and push it by hand until you've primed the nozzle with the new color. The paper protected your print. Clean up the extruded primings, remove the paper, and click 'Resume' and off it goes on the next layer with the new color. Now, you can't do that anymore since the nozzle immediately goes cold. The best I've been able to do is have everything ready and lined up and do the filament change in about 10 seconds and it only airstruded a tiny bit.
I have no idea why they made that change, as it kind of ruined the feature. It may have been a safety issue, as if someone did not know what they were doing and set a Pause while leaving the printer unattended, it could go into Pause and sit there with a hot nozzle forever or until it burned the house down... I would think that introducing an automatic timeout so that a Pause that was not followed by a Resume within 5 minutes would cancel the print would be a more elegant solution. My two cents. If I do anymore of these layer change prints on the FLUX I'm going to roll back to an earlier version until this gets fixed/changed. It just is not good the way it is, or else I'll just print them on another machine.
@pfeerick It is a gcode command so it makes sense where it is with the Machine settings under Expert (way at the bottom with Cura2). But many of the other settings are mirrored in the other Settings tabs as well, so I agree, that is a good idea. In fact, it should have an entry value box on the Layers Tab, and a reset or clear button next to it. That would be a great place for it.
As far as forgetting to clear the value, I have done that far more than I care to admit here... but it really isn't a big deal, the printer stops, you wonder why for about 2 seconds, face palm, then click resume and try to remember to clear it before the next print. Usually takes me 2 or 3 then I remember...