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Why are textures skewed after uploading? [message #44558] Mon, 27 February 2012 19:50 UTC Go to next message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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I have a model made in Sketchup that I converted to WRL with Meshlab using aeron203's tutorial. When opening the converted file in Meshlab, everything looks fine, but after uploading to Shapeways, the textures are all messed up. Any ideas?


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Re: Why are textures skewed after uploading? [message #44560 is a reply to message #44558 ] Mon, 27 February 2012 20:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It looks like the issue is overlapping meshes. If the parts are seperate solids and sitting on top of each other the software will delete faces causing UV map issues.


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Re: Why are textures skewed after uploading? [message #44561 is a reply to message #44560 ] Mon, 27 February 2012 20:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, I did make it a single solid mesh before exporting from Sketchup, so don't think that's the problem. I also just tried exploding everything before exporting from Sketchup - the model still looks great in Meshlab, but not on Shapeways.

Any other ideas?


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Re: Why are textures skewed after uploading? [message #44566 is a reply to message #44561 ] Mon, 27 February 2012 21:54 UTC Go to previous message
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I exported from Sketchup as OBJ, then converted to WRL with Meshlab, and that did the trick. There was something about the DAE export that Shapeways didn't like.



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