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Scaling your model [message #22987] Mon, 24 January 2011 22:29 UTC Go to next message
avatar jpidgeon  is currently offline jpidgeon
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Hi folks,

I'm trying to upload a model to the Shapeways site, but it doesn't fit into the size parameters. Looks like I need to scale it down to get it to work.

Shapeways recommends a certain piece of software to adjust things, but it's a Windows-only package, and I'm working with a Mac. Can anyone recommend a Mac-friendly method/software package?

Jeff
Re: Scaling your model [message #22995 is a reply to message #22987 ] Tue, 25 January 2011 03:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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What software are you using? What file type are you trying to upload? There are several free software out there, but not sure which are Mac compatible. I'm not sure but perhaps Blender has a Mac version?


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Re: Scaling your model [message #22998 is a reply to message #22995 ] Tue, 25 January 2011 05:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar esbowman  is currently offline esbowman
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Try wings 3d. It exports to STL format and is a free application. I actually use it all the time for low poly modeling work.

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Re: Scaling your model [message #22999 is a reply to message #22995 ] Tue, 25 January 2011 06:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I looked at AccuTrans 3D, but it's Windows-only. I didn't create the digital file myself (it's a scan of a maquette), but it's an .stl file.
Re: Scaling your model [message #23009 is a reply to message #22987 ] Tue, 25 January 2011 16:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A quick scale you can do, is if it's designed to be inches, upload as cm. Also check out Meshlab. Not sure about it's Mac compatibility either though. If you're in a hurry, you can either upload it here or email it to me (email in signature) and I can scale it for you.


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Re: Scaling your model [message #23325 is a reply to message #22987 ] Tue, 01 February 2011 22:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Klink  is currently offline Klink
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NetFabb can easily scale your item and the program is free and available for Mac os x ... I use it all the time Cool
Re: Scaling your model [message #26384 is a reply to message #23325 ] Fri, 22 April 2011 18:54 UTC Go to previous message
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+1 for Netfabb. It works quite nicely.

 
   
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