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"Proofer" for full-color sandstone model needed [message #45314] Sun, 11 March 2012 14:48 UTC Go to next message
avatar akwhitacre  is currently offline akwhitacre
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I'm wondering if a friendly neighborhood Shapewayer has some experience preparing Sketchup files for full-color sandstone.

I have a model (which, as a first-timer, I'm darn proud of), but I'm not experienced enough to figure out why my various filetypes (.skp, VRML, etc.) only ever import as gray. I've gone through the FAQ and forum-advice process but still don't quite understand folks' instructions.

Would someone be up for "proofreading" or troubleshooting my model, both to get it to print in full-color sandstone and, since I'm so new, walk me through me how to do it right in the future?
Re: "Proofer" for full-color sandstone model needed [message #45315 is a reply to message #45314 ] Sun, 11 March 2012 17:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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Hi, welcome to Shapeways!


Have you seen this tutorial by forum member Aaron? Textured Models with SketchUp and MeshLab. This will show you how to make a model with only one texture.

More complicated models can certainly be made, in fact I just finished 2 full-color sandstone projects that I designed in Sketchup. I had to figure out a workflow to combine textures inside Sketchup, and it works great!

If you have a more complicated model, or have any questions about the tutorial, I can take a look at it for you, just shoot me an email marcus (at) denali3ddesign (dot) com

Cheers,

[Updated on: Sun, 11 March 2012 17:07 UTC]


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Re: "Proofer" for full-color sandstone model needed [message #45319 is a reply to message #45315 ] Sun, 11 March 2012 18:08 UTC Go to previous message
avatar akwhitacre  is currently offline akwhitacre
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Awesome, Marcus, thanks! I figured it was going to be a texture/color challenge going in -- it's a model of a house, so it features three textures (roof shingles, siding, and foundation stones) and a couple colors.

I'll pass along the file tomorrow when I can doublecheck my other computer for the latest one.

 
   
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