In September, we created an experimental beta feature called “Snapmark”:
We’ve reviewed a tremendous amount of helpful feedback. The three biggest things we heard were this.
- Snapmark is hard to use and only works under certain situations.
- Alignment is critically important, and should work all the time.
- Snapmarks are not a substitute for the pro passthrough software we’re developing.
Based on your feedback, we’re going to stop the Snapmark experiment where it is (we won’t disable it for people who have it, but we also won’t roll it out any further). It would take significant work to continue development or roll it out further, so we will not proceed with that for now. We may revisit it later as an advanced or premium feature. In the mean time, it’s served a crucial purpose: helped us collect data on hundreds of machines that we can use to deliver more accurate alignment all the time.
That data has allowed us to create a tool that anyone can use, for any print - Lid Camera Calibration. The data you helped us gather through the Snapmark experiment made this possible.
So, we’re going to focus our efforts on two projects: continuing to improve alignment for all prints, and creating Pro Passthrough software that doesn’t require marks on the material. Both of these will build on the software and data we collected by testing Snapmark, so thanks to everyone who used the feature!