Getting Started with Legacy RayWare

Once you have unboxed and set up your MoonRay, you can start exploring RayWare. You can download the latest version of legacy RayWare here.

Make sure your USB lock is in place before you open RayWare.

Add your model

Click the + button on the top left to add your model (an .STL file). Depending on the model's file size, the import process could take several minutes. 

Explore your options

When you have imported your model, it will appear gray within the software. Click on the model and you will see it becomes blue when selected. You can only alter your model when it is blue, indicating that it is currently selected.

On the left side of the software, you'll see several options underneath the + (import model) button.

Size and Scale: You can change the size of your model (in inches) or scale your model up or down within RayWare.

Rotation and Base: This option allows you to rotate your model on the platform, or change which side of your part is its base when printing.

Position: You can move your model by clicking it and dragging it, or you can use this option. If your model does not fill the platform, we recommend moving it near the center of the platform before printing.

Instances/Duplication: If you want to print multiple copies of the same model at once, you can use this option to to select how many copies (instances) you would like.

Density and Strength: These options control the density and strength of your model's support structure. If you're unsure about these options, leave them at the default setting and see how you like the results on the finished print.

Print your model

When you're ready to print your model(s), click the MoonRay button on the middle of the right side of the screen. You'll have three options to select before printing.

Turn off your computer's screen saver and disable sleep mode before starting a print.

Select Material: Select the type of resin you will be using to print your model.

Layer Thickness: You have three options for layer thickness, each in microns. Printing at 20 microns will be slower, but allow you to get the most detail. As layer thickness increases, printing time and detail level decrease.

Optimize Build: This special RayWare feature creates an anti-aliasing effect on your models, decreasing the visible layers and lines on your finished parts.





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