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New guy question [message #53165] Sun, 26 August 2012 16:31 UTC Go to next message
avatar wmwconnors  is currently offline wmwconnors
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I'm brand new here and want to make a figurine form my first image. I just uploaded the .obj file, but I'm not sure how to specify that I want the finished item to stand 6 inches tall. I'm hoping there is an easy way to do that. Any thoughts?
Re: New guy question [message #53174 is a reply to message #53165 ] Sun, 26 August 2012 21:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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You need to adjust the size of your model BEFORE you upload it. Shapeways has no provision for changing the size of your model.

You can download a free copy of the program NetFabb Basic, and it can re-scale up/down as necessary.


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Re: New guy question [message #53175 is a reply to message #53174 ] Sun, 26 August 2012 21:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks! That software solved all my problems. You rock!
Re: New guy question [message #54708 is a reply to message #53175 ] Mon, 01 October 2012 20:52 UTC Go to previous message
avatar jasoncmcg  is currently offline jasoncmcg
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Also, I do not know which program you are using.
But, if you are using Blender, you can configure the size of the squares.
http://www.katsbits.com/tutorials/blender/metric-imperial-un its.php

I used the program mentioned here to verify the results of the exported stl file.

All I did was click 'separate units' and changed my scale to .0254 for inches.
(6in is 152.4mm)

Export your model and verify it in the other program until you feel confident that you are getting what you want.

This topic was the hardest thing for me to start. So, I understand.
Hope this helps others.

 
   
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