PrintFlow3D download


#1

where i can download printflow 3d for CWH?


#2

I don´t know Prinflow, but did a little search in google and this is what I found

https://photocentric3d.com/liquidcrystalhrsupport/?v=5b61a1b298a0


#3

yhis cannot be opened on windows


#4

there you have windows downloads…

WIN 32

WIN64

I just realized that the files are named Photonic3D… what then is Printflow?


#5

Printflow is a vendor customized version of Photonic3D.


#6

it’s a open source or not? source code available for download???


#7

Yes, that’s what Rigra was showing in his screen shot above…


#8

how we can access source code of this file?


#9

Which code are you looking for? Any front end application is just HTML and Javascript.


#10

i’m looking for the source code of photocentric touch screen


#11

There isn’t any code for this.

It uses Dual Raspberry Pi screens Just like Photonic3D but instead, it opens a local browser on the Raspberry Pi.

Those screens are:
Screen 1(Print screen): Uses “Raspberry Pi Force TV” for printing.
Screen 2(Web Browser): Uses XWindows and starts KWeb embedded browser to browse to localhost:9090/PrintFlow


#12

So no way to replicate it or DL something similar?


#13

I’m really not sure what everyone is looking for here. My guess is that you guys are asking to install a browser on the default image? If you want to use the GUI for Photonic3D on the Raspberry Pi itself(and use the touch screen) you just browse to http://localhost:9091 just like any other box that is running Photonic3D. I’m guessing that most people don’t realize that PrintFlow is already doing this by installing a borderless/no-frills web browser(kweb) and simply browsing to the page. I suppose we could install a browser on our default image so that this happens automatically…

In the mean time, if you are interested in installing kweb(the browser that PrintFlow uses), here are the instructions:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=40860

Here is the meat:
The kweb suite is also available from kusti8’s repository. If you have added this to your sources list you can use apt-get to install or update kweb.

wget http://steinerdatenbank.de/software/kweb-1.6.8.tar.gz
tar -xzf kweb-1.6.8.tar.gz
cd kweb-1.6.8
./debinstall


#14

I think this is what most are talking about. I understand it is vendor specific but we like the GUI.
image


#15

So then, to answer your previous question. Yes, you can download it and run it on Photonic3D as a new skin. The process is documented here:
https://wiki.photonic3d.com/doku.php?id=supporting_new_skins


#16

I am not a coder nor do I really understand Linux. Is there a step x step guide for doing the whole setup from start to finish? I flashed the Raspberry Pi System Image from the downloads page and did the “Meat” method as mentioned above and rebooted but still went to desktop. I then tried the remote install method and chose my printer (D7) but that is all I could do from a remote computer. I have the pi 7 screen kit so I would like to use that as the remote screen while also controlling the D7 screen and printer like nanoDLP does but with a nice GUI on the 7" (EXACTLY like they do for the PrintFlow3D) :wink:


#17

I understand, I don’t believe you’ll need to be a coder or to understand Linux. We can work through it together if you’d like, or you can wait till we have the skins available in our image.

The steps I gave you above were the steps to install a border-less browser on the Raspberry Pi(kweb). If that was successful, your next step is to start that browser and type the following in the address bar:
http://localhost:9091

Now your touch screen will now be running Photonic3D.


#18

PM message sent to your inbox. Yes, I could use your help please. I have all files from Downloads page.


#19

Does anything that is recommended to install after the ./debinstall need to go into the kweb-1.6.8 dir or just the main/root dir? Anything that is NOT needed for the basic functions of printing for example the youtube player and others? This is what I get with ./debinstall


#20

Your generally correct, but I don’t believe you need to specify directories where everything should be installed. Every dependency usually has it’s own default location it likes to install. The reason you needed the few extra steps above is that kweb doesn’t support apt-get through the default mirrors that apt is installed with. Those other applications are supported by developers who support default apt-get mirrors and are much easier to download and install through that mechanism.

We can always install those, but let’s risk it and go with a minimum install. If we find we are missing some extra features in the browser, we’ll need to readdress at that point.