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Should I smooth this out first? [message #46609] Fri, 06 April 2012 23:02 UTC Go to next message
avatar Moosh89  is currently offline Moosh89
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Hi, I made another ring, but I forgot to add a subsurf modifier before adding all the details that I want to keep sharp... Not a big deal, but just made more tedious work for myself now that I kinda get how to fix non-manifold edges...

Anyway, here it is, it looks pretty "blocky" in the shapeways preview, compared to my first ring, which I did apply the subsurf modifier to before I did all the detailing, which looks nice and smooth.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/530962/aliens__colonial_marin es_ring_sz_4_5.html?key=a558758dfae3f7de69fe58d803cad029

My question is, if I ordered this ring as is, in stainless steel, would it come looking all blocky?

Thanks
Re: Should I smooth this out first? [message #46626 is a reply to message #46609 ] Sat, 07 April 2012 09:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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The chances are that you would see some faceting in the finished print, it depends how much of a polishing the item gets (which might not be a lot considering the detail on the face of the ring.) To be on the safe side, I'd go with faces about half the size.

Re: Should I smooth this out first? [message #46635 is a reply to message #46626 ] Sat, 07 April 2012 16:16 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Moosh89  is currently offline Moosh89
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Thanks for your input, it is much appreciated Smile

 
   
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