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Easy object composition with Meshmixer


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Shapeways users might find meshmixer particularly useful because it can be used to fill holes and clean up bad bits of topology on meshes. When you load your file, any edges you see that are marked blue are non-manifold. If you select a region around those edges and "erase" it, meshmixer will (usually) fill it in with a manifold patch.

good luck!
#1 Ryan Schmidt (Homepage) on 2009-12-07 22:03 (Reply)
This looks awesome. Reminds me of Teddy and SmoothTeddy by Takeo Igarashi. Is this based on his work?

This brings us a couple steps closer to a 3D app that our mothers (iow: anyone) can use :-).
#2 Peter Hermans on 2009-12-09 09:14 (Reply)
Two observations.

1) Mr. Potato Head for the 3D printing generation has now officially become trivial. Who's gonna do it? (Please have lots of lawyers ready.)

2) Within a year, SW will offer sellers an interface whereby a user can add custom features to a model, drawn from a seller-populated list of parts, using a Meshmixer-like front-end. Just a prediction. :-)
#3 David Drummond on 2009-12-10 05:05 (Reply)

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