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Stabilized timelapses for Octoprint


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Create a stabilized timelapse of your 3D prints. Highly customizable, loads of presets, lots of fun.

Octolapse is provided without warranties of any kind. By installing Octolapse you agree to accept all liability for any damage caused directly or indirectly by Octolapse. Use caution and never leave your printer unattended.

Octolapse is designed to make stabilized timelapses of your prints with as little hassle as possible, and it’s extremely configurable. Now you can create a silky smooth timelapse without a custom camera mount, no GCode customizations required.

Octolapse moves the print bed and extruder into position before taking each snapshot, giving you a crisp image in every frame. Snapshots can be taken at each layer change, at specific height increments, after a period of time has elapsed, or when certain GCodes are detected.

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Important: Octolapse requires OctoPrint v1.3.9 or higher and some features require OctoPrint v1.3.10rc1 or above. You can check your OctoPrint version by looking in the lower left hand corner of your OctoPrint server home page.

Recent Changes

If you are upgrading from v0.3.1, please read the v0.3.4 release notes, a lot has changed. If you’ve had trouble running Octolapse in the past, you just might want to try it again!

What Octolapse Does

A timelapse of a double spiral vase made with Octolapse
A timelapse of a double spiral vase made with Octolapse

Octolapse was designed with print quality in mind


Read the installation instructions.

After installation, checkout the project’s wiki pages. It never hurts to know more about what you’re doing!


Learn how to start your first print here. It’s a good idea to read about the settings before using Octolapse. I also recommend you watch this brief tutorial, which explains how to configure your printer profile for use with the new High Quality snapshot profile.

Known Printer Support

Octolapse is still in Beta but has been confirmed to work on several printers:

Please note that some settings may need to be adjusted depending on your slicer settings.

More Octolapses

User Created Compilation
A user generated compilation created by WildRose Builds. Support this channel and please subscribe!

The Milennium Falcon
The Milennium Falcon

The Moon - Animated X Axis
The Moon - Animated X Axis

The obligatory benchy
The obligatory benchy

History of Octolapse

I got the idea for Octolapse when I attempted to manually make a stabilized timelapse by hand editing my GCode files. To accomplish this I used the excellent and simple GCode System Commands plugin. The timelapse worked great, but it required a lot of effort which I didn’t want to put in every time. I received several requests for instructions on how to create a stabilized timelapse, so I decided to give plugin development a go. I’ve never done one before (or programmed python or knockout or anything open source), but figured I could contribute something good to the community. This is my “thank you” to all of the makers out there who have contributed your time and effort!

Report Problems

If you think you have found a bug in Octolapse, please create an issue on the official page here. In order to have your issue handled properly and quickly, please completely


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