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Shapeways and Blender [message #34659] Tue, 20 September 2011 12:23 UTC Go to next message
avatar markpicone  is currently offline markpicone
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I'm using Blender, I created a model and added color to it but I don't have an export format for it . Does anyone use Blender that give me the appropriate steps to create a model that will be printed using color sandstone?

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Re: Shapeways and Blender [message #34663 is a reply to message #34659 ] Tue, 20 September 2011 12:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You mean something like an VRML79 Export Extension or the Wavefront OBJ Importer/Exporter for Blender ?
Re: Shapeways and Blender [message #34664 is a reply to message #34663 ] Tue, 20 September 2011 13:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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yea, it says in the instructions to export as a VRML for the color sandstone material but the newer version doesn't have that format. It has;
.stl
.3DS
.fbx
.obj
.x3d

I modeled a pretty simple object that has 5 basic colors of the rainbow. I'm trying to post it to my shop to offer it as a color piece.

Re: Shapeways and Blender [message #34667 is a reply to message #34664 ] Tue, 20 September 2011 13:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Try the Wavefront OBJ extension.
Shapeways should accept OBJ files,
and for some reason I don't get the VRML extension to work. :-/
Re: Shapeways and Blender [message #34670 is a reply to message #34667 ] Tue, 20 September 2011 14:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ok, Have you created a color sandstone piece recently?
Re: Shapeways and Blender [message #34677 is a reply to message #34670 ] Tue, 20 September 2011 14:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The new design rules for colored sandstone killed my latest effords, the pieces are to small, and I have to start from scratch. Sad

But verdeorco just received some impressive colored rings.
http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=6444&a mp;start=0&


Re: Shapeways and Blender [message #34830 is a reply to message #34677 ] Wed, 21 September 2011 19:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I don't know Blender well so I can't help with why VRML isn't available. But I do know the backend supports color in both the VRML and X3D file formats. So try X3D.


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Re: Shapeways and Blender [message #34834 is a reply to message #34659 ] Wed, 21 September 2011 20:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, thanks. .x3d was the answer. Using UVs that is. I thought you can do 'per face' coloring to save from the whole uv stuff and zipping files. I can't get Blender to display colors using that method. For now I'll just do UVs. It's supposed to give you more detail which is always good:)
Re: Shapeways and Blender [message #34835 is a reply to message #34659 ] Wed, 21 September 2011 20:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well if you split the map yourself, you could break it so that each side was it's own element in the UV map. I know it's possible in blender, but I never had the patients to figure it out Razz


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Re: Shapeways and Blender [message #35152 is a reply to message #34659 ] Mon, 26 September 2011 17:15 UTC Go to previous message
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I have minimal experience with Blender but I do know that it doesn't ship with all extensions available - you have to go somewhere on the Blender site and do something (helpful, ain't I?) and choose what extensions you'd like to enable.

Or perhaps it was just a matter of accessing some part of the programme itself to enable them...?

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