Here is a four color print that is mostly one color and never uses more than two colors at a time. This is a simple task for the Prusa MMU but also can be accomplished with a dual-extruder and a just a couple of filament changes.
I printed out an Ender Dragon for my grandson's birthday but when I got to the Head and saw the top jaw had to be glued. I decided to rework the head and make a version that would print Multiple-Material.
There are four STLs for the Head:
- Head (Typically Black)
- Eyes (Red)
- Ears (Silver)
- Nostrils (Yellow)
-- Support to the build plate.
There are two STLs for the BottomJaw:
- BottomJaw (Black)
- Tongue (Red)
-- No supports
I redesign the head in FreeCAD using just the dimensions from the original model. I've found it is usually quicker and easier to design than to 'Paint' in MeshMixer. The big advantage is that with a FreeCAD model I can manipulate the design as well.
Yoyi - Black, Atomic - Silver, UV Yellow, Generic - Red PETG
Black, Yellow, Red, Silver
Support to build plate only.
Using TPU filament instead of wire.
I read in the comments on the Ender Dragon to use wire for connecting the part. I am trying TPU filament instead. We can always switch to wire if the TPU filament doesn't work out.