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how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #30664] Tue, 12 July 2011 02:48 UTC Go to next message
avatar Dungeon Beast  is currently offline Dungeon Beast
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So far Shapeways renders that illustrate my products have been abysmal.

How do I replace shapeways renders with my own render or a photograph?


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Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #30665 is a reply to message #30664 ] Tue, 12 July 2011 02:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Dungeon Beast  is currently offline Dungeon Beast
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Oh wait. I just figured it out myself.
Spot the n00b.


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Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #30672 is a reply to message #30665 ] Tue, 12 July 2011 03:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mctrivia  is currently offline mctrivia
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welcome to shapeways

if the renders come out really bad odds are there is a problem with your model.


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Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #30674 is a reply to message #30664 ] Tue, 12 July 2011 04:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Dungeon Beast  is currently offline Dungeon Beast
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They have all been rendered from really bad angles. SO I put up my own renders. They aren't a whole lot better, but at least you can see the important features of the model.


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Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #30675 is a reply to message #30674 ] Tue, 12 July 2011 04:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mctrivia  is currently offline mctrivia
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I use netabb (free program) to rotate my models so they render nicely and show what I want seen. Create a test model so you can experiment with different angles.

Or just render yourself. Would love to know what steps you use to make renders.


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Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #30702 is a reply to message #30664 ] Tue, 12 July 2011 13:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Dungeon Beast  is currently offline Dungeon Beast
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I will definitely try netabb. I love the freeware! Do you know if there is a linux version?

BTW, those are some seriously awesome dice you've designed.


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Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #30707 is a reply to message #30702 ] Tue, 12 July 2011 14:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mctrivia  is currently offline mctrivia
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sorry typo netfabb and yes there is linux

and thanks. it is fun designing dice

[Updated on: Tue, 12 July 2011 14:58 UTC]


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Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #31921 is a reply to message #30707 ] Mon, 01 August 2011 14:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar omnione  is currently offline omnione
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Please DO tell how to get rid of that initial rendering.... Sad I just uploaded my first model and I have the same problem. So far I have not figured it out.
Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #31922 is a reply to message #31921 ] Mon, 01 August 2011 15:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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aaaah I finally found it too Very Happy
Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #31934 is a reply to message #31922 ] Mon, 01 August 2011 20:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Dungeon Beast  is currently offline Dungeon Beast
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I wonder if figuring out how to get rid of the original shapeways rendering is a rite of passage on shapeways? To be fair though, sometimes their renderings are really good. Sometimes being about 20% of the time.


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Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #32224 is a reply to message #31934 ] Sun, 07 August 2011 15:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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i can import an own render or photograph, but i can't replace the old shapeways-render. So the standard image is still the shapaways-render. How do i do this?
thanks in advance


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Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #32228 is a reply to message #32224 ] Sun, 07 August 2011 16:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar omnione  is currently offline omnione
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On the page where you can edit your item and upload new images or renderings you need to look on the right hand side and scroll down a bit. There is a section where you can change the "Title" and below that you can choose the "Main thumbnail image" from the images you uploaded. Hope that helps.
Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #32231 is a reply to message #30664 ] Sun, 07 August 2011 18:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Dungeon Beast  is currently offline Dungeon Beast
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What monione said. LOL

Also, when you upload your new render or photograsph remember to put something that tells you what it is in the description box. It only has to be a couple of words as the only place you seem to see it is when you change the "main thumbnail image". When you are done remember to save your changes. The button to save changes is at the bottom right hand corner of the page.


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Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #32298 is a reply to message #32231 ] Mon, 08 August 2011 20:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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thank you both!


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Re: how do I fix a crappy shapeways render [message #32356 is a reply to message #30664 ] Tue, 09 August 2011 17:57 UTC Go to previous message
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Noobs teaching Noobs Very Happy . Glad you guys got it figured out. The Shapeways render is a tricky widget. They want it to look great for you guys, but greatness takes time. And with all the models on SW it takes a loooong time to update them all. That and it would make uploads take longer.


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