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Model not facing front in shapeways image preview [message #55987] Fri, 26 October 2012 17:25 UTC Go to next message
avatar maverickb  is currently offline maverickb
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Not sure what I am doing wrong but I made a few models in Sculptris and in Sculptris they are all facing the front but when I upload them to shapeways they are all facing upwards.

What am I missing?

http://i.imgur.com/fcZXw.png

http://i.imgur.com/SISLJ.png

Re: Model not facing front in shapeways image preview [message #55992 is a reply to message #55987 ] Fri, 26 October 2012 17:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar virtox  is currently offline virtox
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The issue here is that the "up" axis in 3d software is not uniformly defined.
For some it's Y, for others it's Z.

The easiest solution is to pre-rotate and update your model on the site.

Cheers,

Stijn


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Re: Model not facing front in shapeways image preview [message #55993 is a reply to message #55992 ] Fri, 26 October 2012 18:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar maverickb  is currently offline maverickb
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virtox wrote on Fri, 26 October 2012 17:59

The issue here is that the "up" axis in 3d software is not uniformly defined.
For some it's Y, for others it's Z.

The easiest solution is to pre-rotate and update your model on the site.

Cheers,

Stijn




I actually tried to pre-rotate the model and the preview was unaffected, any ideas?
Re: Model not facing front in shapeways image preview [message #55998 is a reply to message #55993 ] Fri, 26 October 2012 18:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar virtox  is currently offline virtox
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Eh no, then I'm a bit stumped.
So regardless of orientation it ends up wrong in shapeways?
Can you see the change in rotation when you view the model in other software like (free) meshlab?


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Re: Model not facing front in shapeways image preview [message #55999 is a reply to message #55987 ] Fri, 26 October 2012 18:42 UTC Go to previous message
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Try orienting in Blender. I've seen some weird orientations out of Sculptris OBJ export.


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