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icon8.gif  wall thickness on heads [message #51068] Mon, 09 July 2012 14:09 UTC Go to next message
avatar gcptkilla  is currently offline gcptkilla
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Dear all ,

i am creating heads with a big hole at the neck to save money.
So far so good.

I am spending the most of the time to get the min. wall thickness of 2mm. (sandstone 3d printing)

Attached please find a screenshot.
there you will see that it differs sometimes from 6mm to 0.9mm. Embarassed

Do you have any idea to make the min. wall thickness exactly and easier?

I am working with zbrush and cinema 4d,

I hope you could help me.

regards



Re: wall thickness on heads [message #51070 is a reply to message #51068 ] Mon, 09 July 2012 14:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Best way I know of is to use Blender, read through this, and it will tell you how to do it in Blender, creating an easy unified wall thickness. http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=9932&a mp;start=0&


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Re: wall thickness on heads [message #51074 is a reply to message #51070 ] Mon, 09 July 2012 15:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar gcptkilla  is currently offline gcptkilla
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Thanks for your fast help.

But I have problems with intersecting walls at the ears, nose and eyes.

Is there a possibility that I import the head with hole and incorrect wall thickness and then blender moves only the inner wall away from outer wall?

thanks
Re: wall thickness on heads [message #51075 is a reply to message #51068 ] Mon, 09 July 2012 15:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's pretty much the limit of my Blender knowledge, so hopefully someone else can jump in and help you. There may even be a zbrush or cinema 4d solution, but I don't have any knowledge of using them.


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Re: wall thickness on heads [message #51091 is a reply to message #51068 ] Mon, 09 July 2012 20:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Use MeshLab - See http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=rview&th=9324 &goto=47799#msg_47799



[Updated on: Mon, 09 July 2012 20:59 UTC]

Re: wall thickness on heads [message #51514 is a reply to message #51091 ] Wed, 18 July 2012 11:09 UTC Go to previous message
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Get your self a copy of VisCAM Mesh. 30 days usable test version. It will automatically hollow out your model to the thickness you want. http://www.marcam.de/cms/viscam-mesh.84.en.html


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