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TopMod3D - Give it a Try, Win a $50 Print


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I tried creating something for this competition ("InfiniTangle Box", under Work in Progress at the moment), but the smoothed version (~130k faces) seems to have been too large for the servers, and the lowpoly copy that I uploaded in its place has decided to be about 8 metres across.

I suspect I've made a fairly bad mistake somewhere (trying to upload this close to the deadline, for one thing :-)). Would I get away with emailing the .obj file (the smoothed one) in, rather than uploading it normally?
#1 HydraulicDruid on 2008-06-17 20:08 (Reply)
Update: Never mind, it's showed up now! :-)

Although I suspect it might show up twice, and I'm still a little uncertain about the fact that it's decided to be eight metres across...
#1.1 HydraulicDruid on 2008-06-17 20:30 (Reply)
Yeah, we won't be able to print a model of 8 meters ;-) Try scaling it down and upload it again - if you can make it small enough to have it printed for $50, it's yours!

Bart

PS: You could also try making the thinnest parts a bit thicker. Our software will check if your model is printable, but with such thin parts it might still break easily..
#1.1.1 Bart Veldhuizen on 2008-06-18 08:58 (Reply)
http://www.shapeways.com/model/919/topmod_entry.html

That's my entry...I have a smaller version which should cost a lot less uploaded as well....

Can we have more than one entry here?
#2 pyrohmstr on 2008-07-01 05:11 (Reply)
No problem, we're happy to have a look at all your entries ;-)
#2.1 Jochem de Boer on 2008-07-03 07:48 (Reply)
Pudranse
#2.2 emmanuel (Homepage) on 2009-08-29 22:54 (Reply)

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