How do I convert stl into a gcode file?

Mr. Lancett told me about the software Slic3r, which is used to convert file into gcode.

It includes real-time incremental slicing, 3D preview, toolpaths preview,3D honeycomb, customizable bed shape, integration with OctoPrint, pressure regulation.

For tutorials, I used http://makezine.com/projects/getting-started-with-slic3r/ to learn the basics of slic3r. With this software I’ll be able to change the print settings and export as a gcode file. I played around with it a bit, and it seems pretty easy to use especialy with the badic tutorial. However, I’ll still need to ask Mr. Lancett for the school printer’s information so I can add it into the program.



Site – do MLA later:

http://makezine.com/projects/getting-started-with-slic3r/

http://slic3r.org/

 

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