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Bounding Box too small [message #61039] Tue, 29 January 2013 22:57 UTC Go to next message
avatar dbeck  is currently offline dbeck
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After uploading I got a message back from Shapeways saying the bounding box is too small. My object/model is smaller than the minimum constraints in at least two dimensions, but I'm assuming there's a way to create a bounding box around the object that won't print, but serve solely to represent the total area of the model including the surrounding "blank" space.

I'm using Blender and can't find the solution in any tutorial. Can I just create a cube around my object that doesn't have any faces (i.e. vertices only)?

I heard something about an exterior box wireframe mode? Not sure what that means. I just don't want to box to receive a print of a giant box with my model inside.





My model is 45mm x 19mm x 6mm

Here's the email:
Uh oh! Seems like your model needs a bit more love before our robots can work their magic.

The 3D model HatchetFinal you recently uploaded didn't pass all our automated checks, so it's not yet ready for 3D printing.

Your model was too small for any of our 3D Printers.

Our printers have a minimum bounding box size (h x w x d) of 0.25 x 0.25 x 0.25 cm / 0.098 x 0.098 x 0.098 inches.
Re: Bounding Box too small [message #61046 is a reply to message #61039 ] Wed, 30 January 2013 00:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar dbeck  is currently offline dbeck
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Nevermind, got it figured out. I had a simple scaling error.
Re: Bounding Box too small [message #61054 is a reply to message #61039 ] Wed, 30 January 2013 02:23 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Fredd  is currently offline Fredd
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If you are using Unit scene measurements export as a dae


Have any questions regarding Blender, and need fast answers, you are always welcome at the IRC Server Freenode, channel #blender. As a bonus, several there have experience in modelling for 3D prints.

Keith

 
   
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