Learning to use the Cerberus printer has opened my eyes not only to new hardware, but also to new software. I’m glad I’m getting a chance to learn this software before the Cerberus Gigante – which will be able to print sculptures 5 feet tall – arrives.
Jacob and Steve Graber, the geniuses behind Cerberus, turned me onto Repetier-Host, the printer interface, which allows the computer to talk to the printer. Even though Repetier has a built in slicer – which tells the printer how to create the layers – they recommend using a program called KISSlicer (yeah, that KISS is the one we’ve heard for years: “Keep It Simple … Slicer”).
Being the curious type, though, I wanted to see what the difference was between the Repetier-Host slicer and KISSlicer.
The difference was obvious – here’s a photo of a section using Repetier-Host’s slicer software:
… and here’s a photo showing the KISSlicer software: