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Part 6: Color Swatch Generator Tutorial (Color Matching and Hard Proofing Step By Step)

2 0 Intermediate
In 2D and 3D printing, the color that comes off the printer does not always perfectly match the color you selected on screen. Color matching (a process of transferring a color across technologies and platforms to see how it will look) is often necessary. 3D-printing a swatch of colors can help you identify which exact color and transparency level you need to select on screen to get the results you want off the printer. This tutorial describes how to use a 3D Swatch Generator and perform color matching for 3D prints, specifically on J750/J735 3D printers.
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How to control the transparency of your 3D printed parts- the hardest task yet!

2 1 Expert
With multi-material 3D printers, how do you control what's transparent and what's not? Especially when you've got clear sections above, behind, and even intermixed with your color layers? This tutorial covers controlling what's clear, what's opaque, and what's tinted, even in intersecting volumes printed as one solid part! Get ready to conquer the hardest task in 3D printing!
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Transparent 3D Printing is Easy with GrabCAD Print

1 0 Beginner
The visualization tools in GrabCAD Print make clear 3D printing easy! There are a number of ways to apply transparency to your part, and then view which areas will have a matte or glossy finish. This is really helpful so you can change the orientation of the part to suit your needs.