Show image preview in file list


#1

I have a ton of files in my file list and sometimes want to print those older files again. I would be great to see an image of the model to help select the correct file.
I know that I can load it and use the gcode viewer.


#2

I'm working on something similar myself for a project.

I've looked into the gcode visualizer and that sort of looks okay. It's definitely client-side in that in writes to an HTML5 canvas and uses three.js. This would likely work for smaller files but give you problems on files larger than some unknown threshold.


#3

I'm using the "print to octoprint" feature from cura. Ideally cura could create the image of the model and save it to octoprint. I wouldn't even mind having the stl stored on octoprint.


#4

Cura has introduced the UFP file format for the Ultimaker S5 which contains both a gcode file and an image of the model. In theory, an OctoPrint plugin could be made to support this format that also shows the image in the UI.


#5

That's the development path I'm currently taking on this, btw. Metadata/thumbnail.png inside that is what you're looking for: a 300x300 graphic.