Level of Difficulty:
You Will Need:
- Robox 3D Printer.
- PC with WiFi Capabilities.
- AutoMaker Software.
- Supported GoPro (Hero+, Hero 3, Hero 4).
- Micro SD Card.
- Tripod / GoPro Mount.
- Micro USB cable (To charge GoPro for longer timelapses).
You Will Learn:
- How to set up Automaker for time-lapse printing.
- How to connect a PC to a GoPro's wireless network.
Make a Time-lapse 3D Print Video with a GoPro
- Step 1: Setup Automaker.
- Step 2: Setup Hardware.
- Step 3: Post Editing.
Step 1: Setup Automaker.Open Automaker and click on the settings symbol in the top right hand corner of the application. Click on Timelapse and proceed with the following settings:
- Enable Timelapse *Tick*
- GoPro WiFi Password - This needs to be the same as the WiFi password you set on your GoPro
- X Move - This is the X coordinate in which the head will move to for each photo.
- Y Move - This is the Y coordinate in which the bed will move to for each photo.
- Seconds delay - This is the amount of time the bed will stay at the position when the photo is being taken. We initially tried at 2 seconds but found that sometimes the bed is still moving back to this position, so we found 3 seconds works best.
- Capture delay - This is the delay before the software triggers the GoPro. This works best at 0 or 1 seconds.
Step 2: Setup Hardware.Align your GoPro so you get the desired view. Plug the USB into the charging port and get printing!
Step 3: Post Editing.Finally you need to import your image sequence into your desired software and export as a video. We used Adobe Premiere Pro, but you can use your own movie making software. You can see our video below. Coming soon - How to achieve the same results with a DSLR camera (digital camera). Stay tuned!
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