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Hollow vs Solid [message #12477] Tue, 04 May 2010 18:12 UTC Go to next message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Just for the heck of it a while ago I uploaded two test models to check out how much difference in price there was between a hollow model and a solid model.

I created two 10cm dia spheres. The hollow one had a shell of approximately 2mm (can't remember exactly) and would cost $91 to print in SWF.

The second was solid and would cost $786 in same material !

So if you were wondering whether or not to hollow out your model I think you just made up your mind !




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Re: Hollow vs Solid [message #20277 is a reply to message #12477 ] Tue, 09 November 2010 11:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar jasong00  is currently offline jasong00
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I'm not seeing a difference in price when I upload hollow vs solid.
Re: Hollow vs Solid [message #20278 is a reply to message #20277 ] Tue, 09 November 2010 11:23 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Jettuh  is currently offline Jettuh
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when hollow, it needs to have an opening, or the software will fill in the hollowd space so that it's still a solid;)

 
   
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