I'm trying to set up OctoPrint on my Linux Ubuntu 16.04 desktop to work with my Micro3D printer. The printer works fine on Mac and Windows:
I've installed OctoPrint with the M3D Fio Plugin Manager. I can see the files in
~/.octoprint/ fine and I can even turn the printer fan on/off, move the extruder, etc. through OctoPrint:
But when I press the blue "Print button", there is no response. Also the files in the "upload" section are greyed out. Must I download a slicing program or something? I'm new with 3D printing in general but not with Linux. Grateful for help!
I just discovered that OctoPrint only reads .gcode files for printing (apparently, unless you have a slicing software embedded in it), so I installed Slic3r separately, and ran
to generate a .gcode file (in the executable directory).
Then I uploaded the .gcode file to OctoPrint and things got moving.