How to enable STL file thumbnails in Windows File Explorer

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Re: How to enable STL file thumbnails in Windows File Explorer

Postby JesseTaylor » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:05 am

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Re: How to enable STL file thumbnails in Windows File Explorer

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Re: How to enable STL file thumbnails in Windows File Explorer

Postby Mhgjewel » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:15 pm

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Re: How to enable STL file thumbnails in Windows File Explorer

Postby Shinlocke » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:07 am

STL Viewer Link: https://github.com/cabbagecreek/STL-thu ... mbnail.msi

As of Feb 2, STL thumbnail was separated from the Marlin3DPrinterTool. It now has it's own package to install and can not be found in the updated versions of the Marlin3DPrinterTool per here.
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Re: How to enable STL file thumbnails in Windows File Explorer

Postby Krishty » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:06 pm

Hi! I’ve written a STL thumbnail handler as well: https://papas-best.com/stlthumbnails_en

I’m looking for feedback. Since you all seem to have gotten used to Marlin’s thumbnails (and sadly they don’t run on my system), I would be glad if someone could compare both (maybe install mine on a side machine) and suggest some improvements?

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Re: How to enable STL file thumbnails in Windows File Explorer

Postby sjryser » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:32 pm

I did this and all my previews are from 3rd person perspective. :?: Any ideas?
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Re: How to enable STL file thumbnails in Windows File Explorer

Postby rkundla » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:42 pm

It depends on how the renderer sets the camera position relative to the XYZ coordinates of your model.

I think I'd prefer third-person to a first-person view anyway. Can't really see much if you look at it from the objects point of view. ;-)
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Re: How to enable STL file thumbnails in Windows File Explorer

Postby Krishty » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:54 pm

sjryser wrote:I did this and all my previews are from 3rd person perspective. :?: Any ideas?
Hi sjryser,

Yes, the default viewing angle is not optimal there. This was a common request, so the latest version of my thumbnail handler can change the viewing angle.

However, because it’s pretty new, there’s no graphical interface yet and it requires editing the registry. You can find the details here: https://papas-best.com/stlthumbnails_en#custom_colors

In short, create the approriate registry key and add the values InitialEyeYawDegrees and InitialEyePitchDegrees with the respective degrees of rotation. Don’t forget to update to the latest version and to clear your thumbnail cache, or the changes won’t take effect.

Please let me know if this works for you!

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