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non-planar faces [message #54900] Thu, 04 October 2012 21:53 UTC Go to next message
avatar evouga  is currently offline evouga
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Is it possible to upload a surface with non-planar quad faces? How will shapeways handle them?
Re: non-planar faces [message #54905 is a reply to message #54900 ] Fri, 05 October 2012 01:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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I think you are asking if you can have a quad where at least one of the points is in a different plane. The general answer is "no". For many file formats, all quads must be triangulated.


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Re: non-planar faces [message #54911 is a reply to message #54900 ] Fri, 05 October 2012 03:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Fredd  is currently offline Fredd
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A manifold surface area encloses a volume(where the chosen material solidifies) Since a face/quad/tri has no thickness,No volume
,it is not recognized as an object unless it is part of a manifold surface enclosing a volume. Consider the surface area a bubble, containing the volume where the material is supposed to be


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Re: non-planar faces [message #54912 is a reply to message #54911 ] Fri, 05 October 2012 03:28 UTC Go to previous message
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Thanks. It sounds like I need to triangulate my faces.

 
   
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