Monkeyprint DLP slicer update — performance and features

In my last post I mentioned the redesign of Monkeyprint’s slicer code to fix some bugs, namely frequent crashes and high memory usage. The work is done now and it does not only fix the issues but also comes with some nice improvements!

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Monkeyprint 3d DLP printer software development for Windows

Another modification of my Monkeyprint 3d DLP printer software towards getting more users is under way! Many people have been asking for a Windows version and my blog’s visitor statistics also show that an astonishing 59% of visitors are running Windows. Fine. Challenge accepted!
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Monkeyprint DLP printer software now speaks G-Code

A big factor that kept people from using my Monkeyprint DLP printer software was the necessity to build the custom Monkeyprint electronics board that drives the actuators. To make Monkeyprint DLP more attractive for DLP printer builders I have made a big leap forward: Monkeyprint DLP is now able to send G-code. Finally!

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DLP printer brightness distribution correction in Monkeyprint

Many DLP printer makers experience a brightness fall-off of their projected images towards the edges of the vat floor. This will lead to inhomogeneous curing of the resin and therefore failed prints. In this post, I will explain the reason for this effect and provide a simple solution using Monkeyprint.

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3d DLP slicer image handling

On the way to improve the performance of my Monkeyprint DLP printer software I recently rewrote the code that hollows the model and generates the fill patterns. I think my method is pretty neat, so I thought I’d share it here. If you like an image processing approach to model hollowing, continue reading!

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