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Download and edit 2D to 3D model? [message #78107] Mon, 04 November 2013 09:34 UTC Go to next message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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The 2D to 3D app allows downloads of the model. The file format used to be .STL, but now it is an .X3DB. When I google .X3DB, I don't find any programs that can open that filetype...what?!?

Is there a way to download an STL of the model so I can edit before re-uploading and ordering?


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Re: Download and edit 2D to 3D model? [message #78109 is a reply to message #78107 ] Mon, 04 November 2013 09:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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Ok, so I found that Netfabb can open .X3DB files and convert them to .STL.

Still would be nice to just download the .STL from Shapeways directly...


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Re: Download and edit 2D to 3D model? [message #78110 is a reply to message #78109 ] Mon, 04 November 2013 10:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MitchellJetten  is currently offline MitchellJetten
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From what I remember, this was done to lower the size of the files.
I'll pass it along and ask if we can change it to STL.

Mitch


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Re: Download and edit 2D to 3D model? [message #78111 is a reply to message #78110 ] Mon, 04 November 2013 10:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I appreciate it, Mitch!


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Re: Download and edit 2D to 3D model? [message #78777 is a reply to message #78110 ] Tue, 12 November 2013 02:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Or at least make .stl format a choice when downloading. Thank you, I use it to create quick customized initials and it worked great when I could download
as .stl.
Re: Download and edit 2D to 3D model? [message #114114 is a reply to message #78110 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 03:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I see this is an old thread, and when you download a model you made using 2d to 3d wizard, you still only get x3db files, which I have not been able to find any free software to open. There are tons of free 3d modeling software packages out there, and not one of them seems to be able to open this file. Theoretically, they would be able to open stl files. I have tried MeshLab, Blender, and a couple of others, to no avail.
Re: Download and edit 2D to 3D model? [message #114115 is a reply to message #114114 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 03:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@jenniferchalek Use Netfabb basic


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Re: Download and edit 2D to 3D model? [message #114116 is a reply to message #114115 ] Sun, 19 April 2015 03:30 UTC Go to previous message
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OK I had clicked on netfabb before and only saw paid versions. I finally found basic. Thanks.

 
   
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