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3D printing model made in Blender [message #83242] Wed, 15 January 2014 19:55 UTC Go to next message
avatar simianreflux  is currently offline simianreflux
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I've uploaded a model made in Blender, and it passes all the tests and can be carried all the way through to checkout.

My question is; is the model hollow or a solid lump? It's exported directly from Blender as an x3d file. In Blender it's a mesh object.

I really have no experience at all with 3d printing (and not that much more with modelling in Blender to be perfectly honest). Maybe as some additional indication as to whether it's hollow - the quoted cost for full colour sandstone is €31.53 (about $43), for a model of dimesnions cm: 3.736 w x 4.996 d x 3.682 h.

My worry is that as I don't know how thick the walls are it may be very weak, and I'd like to get it right before ordering something to ship to the UK.

Any feedback or answers appreciated. Thanks,

Scott.
Re: 3D printing model made in Blender [message #83244 is a reply to message #83242 ] Wed, 15 January 2014 20:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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Models are only hollow if you design them that way. An enclosed mesh will be solid.


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Re: 3D printing model made in Blender [message #83246 is a reply to message #83244 ] Wed, 15 January 2014 20:16 UTC Go to previous message
avatar simianreflux  is currently offline simianreflux
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Ok, thanks!

I appreciate the quick reply!

 
   
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