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Exporting could be easier [message #194] Mon, 14 April 2008 09:14 UTC Go to next message
avatar ThreeDee  is currently offline ThreeDee
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I work with Max and I find it hard to export my work to x3d or collada. I once succeeded by following your AccuTrans tutorial, but to be honest I don't want to have to purchase a tool just to use your service?

Why not use .STL, which is the standard file format for rapid manufacturing?

[Updated on: Mon, 14 April 2008 10:08 UTC]

Re: Exporting could be easier [message #195 is a reply to message #194 ] Mon, 14 April 2008 10:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Hi ThreeDee,

thanks for your feedback! We're actually already looking into alternative file formats to support and STL is definitely on our list. We'll keep you posted.

In the mean time, aren't there X3D or Collada exporters available for MAX so you can skip the entire AccuTrans step?

If you get stuck converting objects you can also send your files to service@shapeways.com and we'll convert them for you. I wonder for how long we'll be able to keep that up Wink

Cheers,

Bart

[Updated on: Tue, 15 April 2008 12:13 UTC]


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Exporting the Collada file format in 3DS MAX [message #199 is a reply to message #194 ] Fri, 18 April 2008 00:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mrpoon  is currently offline mrpoon
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There might be another method.

There is a free version of Feeling Software's ColladaMAX plugin available here:

http://update.multiverse.net/wiki/index.php/Installing_the_3 ds_Max_COLLADA_Plugin

As far as I know, it will only work with the 32-bit version of 3DS MAX.

The 3DS MAX system units can remain in mm, but the file units should be changed to 'metres' for the Shapeways system to accurately price your design.

You can check this by looking at the 'object properties' - your mesh should be in metre units and smaller than 1 metre.

Please let us know how you get on.

Regards,

Wah
Re: Exporting could be easier [message #202 is a reply to message #194 ] Mon, 21 April 2008 08:49 UTC Go to previous message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Hi Wah,

that's a great piece of information, thanks! I'll be collecting input like that on our new Exporters page:

http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/exporters

Cheers,

Bart

[Updated on: Mon, 21 April 2008 08:50 UTC]


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