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Scaling problem when exporting STL from 3DMAX [message #13115] Sun, 23 May 2010 15:07 UTC Go to next message
avatar bobbob12  is currently offline bobbob12
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I'm working in MM environment in 3DMAX, when exporting my model to STL and uploading to Shapeways (MM is selected) I get error message that my model is too small.
Only after I scale my model X 20, it gets to the about size in Shapeways.
The model size is about 60x60x15 mm
I need to get to the exact size, how should I scale my model so it would be transformed correctly?
Re: Scaling problem when exporting STL from 3DMAX [message #13118 is a reply to message #13115 ] Mon, 24 May 2010 01:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey there,

I am just about to upload a tutorial on the Shapeways blog for exporting via STL to Shapeways, I will let you knw when it goes live..

Cheers

Duann


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Re: Scaling problem when exporting STL from 3DMAX [message #13120 is a reply to message #13118 ] Mon, 24 May 2010 06:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Hi Bobbob12,

I had a similar problem.
Please see this answer by Virtox: http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=3695
Regards,

Magic
Re: Scaling problem when exporting STL from 3DMAX [message #13121 is a reply to message #13120 ] Mon, 24 May 2010 07:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Magic, this is really helpful.

BTW, where can I get the pricing tool for 3DMAX?
Re: Scaling problem when exporting STL from 3DMAX [message #13401 is a reply to message #13121 ] Sat, 05 June 2010 15:48 UTC Go to previous message
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Have a look here.

 
   
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