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icon5.gif  Warning on check - what does it mean? [message #53064] Fri, 24 August 2012 12:34 UTC Go to next message
avatar nateowens  is currently offline nateowens
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A quick question...
My file checks ok for watertight
But... I get this flag
I don't have a clue what it is referring to or how to fix it?
Any ideas, suggestions?
index.php?t=getfile&id=19885&private=0


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Re: Warning on check - what does it mean? [message #53068 is a reply to message #53064 ] Fri, 24 August 2012 12:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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O.o I've never seen that one! I'll see if I can figure out what it means.


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Re: Warning on check - what does it mean? [message #53072 is a reply to message #53068 ] Fri, 24 August 2012 13:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Fri, 24 August 2012 12:40

O.o I've never seen that one! I'll see if I can figure out what it means.

Thanks...
This was done in AccuTrans 3D

I also use netfab and meshlab.

I am a digital 2D artist and have done magazine, publication and card art for over 40 years - went all digital in 94 and have made use of 3d in many illustrations... 3D printing remains a mystery. I have done some successfully, but it always seems to be a crap shoot

Thanks for your feedback... will check back to see what you come up with

One of several prototype concepts =
(not trying to print this.. not the model I was checking)

index.php?t=getfile&id=19886&private=0


Nate Owens
Portfolio: http://www.thecreativefinder.com/nateowens | illustration: http://www.artpixelstudios.com
Re: Warning on check - what does it mean? [message #53090 is a reply to message #53064 ] Fri, 24 August 2012 16:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar natalia  is currently offline natalia
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Hi Nate,

The error means that model is error prone, so it could not be fixed by mesh medic.

I've no experience with AccuTrans, but Rhino has some good ways to point out when an STL is not going to be able to be printed, including naked edges and non manifold edges.

Blender will display problem areas too - this tutorial might be helpful:
http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/things-to-keep-in-mind

Maybe another designer on the site could help you too?

Good Luck!


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Re: Warning on check - what does it mean? [message #53091 is a reply to message #53064 ] Fri, 24 August 2012 16:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It doesn't mean anything apart from the local axis of the mesh is within the mesh - i.e. if the local axis is +10 on the x axis within the mesh, there woulde be a vertex at -10 compared to the local axis.

Models with this warning from Accutrans3D when exporting as stl upload and print just fine - I use Accutrans3D all the time.

Paul


icon14.gif  Re: Warning on check - what does it mean? [message #53097 is a reply to message #53091 ] Fri, 24 August 2012 18:51 UTC Go to previous message
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Thanks folks....
I'm up and running now
took the model made in zBrush into Hexagon, decimated it to a manageable size, ran it through mesh lab and it is in the shop now
http://www.shapeways.com/model/675137/doxie-cute-pup.html


Nate Owens
Portfolio: http://www.thecreativefinder.com/nateowens | illustration: http://www.artpixelstudios.com

 
   
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