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icon5.gif  New Shop - A Question [message #53107] Sat, 25 August 2012 02:09 UTC Go to next message
avatar nateowens  is currently offline nateowens
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Ok another new guy here...
so far I've only got 2 items, but more on deck

Question:
The default renders done by Shapeways always seem to show up with the bottom showing... (image below right)

Why?
Can that be changed?
Do I change it or the Shapeways folks?

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Nate Owens
Portfolio: http://www.thecreativefinder.com/nateowens | illustration: http://www.artpixelstudios.com
Re: New Shop - A Question [message #53112 is a reply to message #53107 ] Sat, 25 August 2012 08:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar JACANT  is currently offline JACANT
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Get your self a copy of netfabb http://www.netfabb.com/basic.php
You can check, repair and scale your model here. You can also rotate your model, so it will show the right way up at Shapeways. The 'Z' axis is up.


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Re: New Shop - A Question [message #53115 is a reply to message #53112 ] Sat, 25 August 2012 10:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar nateowens  is currently offline nateowens
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JACANT wrote on Sat, 25 August 2012 08:58

Get your self a copy of netfabb http://www.netfabb.com/basic.php
You can check, repair and scale your model here. You can also rotate your model, so it will show the right way up at Shapeways. The 'Z' axis is up.

Thanks, Rob -
I have netfab, meshlab and accutrans 3d
I didn't realize I needed to make the Z axis up for Shapeways, which is contrary to most 3d programs and conventions... apparently Shapeways is a special case scenario. Rolling Eyes
I don't think I'm going to reload models already in the store to compensate for this idiosyncrasy, but I appreciate your clarification

[Updated on: Sat, 25 August 2012 10:08 UTC]


Nate Owens
Portfolio: http://www.thecreativefinder.com/nateowens | illustration: http://www.artpixelstudios.com
Re: New Shop - A Question [message #53116 is a reply to message #53115 ] Sat, 25 August 2012 10:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar BillBedford  is currently offline BillBedford
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nateowens wrote on Sat, 25 August 2012 10:07



I didn't realize I needed to make the Z axis up for Shapeways, which is contrary to most 3d programs and conventions... apparently Shapeways is a special case scenario.


Wot????????

xy is what you can print on a paper plan, z is orthogonal to the surface of the paper. Therefore in the real world z is up.


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Re: New Shop - A Question [message #53118 is a reply to message #53116 ] Sat, 25 August 2012 12:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar nateowens  is currently offline nateowens
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Live and learn.... Been doing illustration for too long Embarassed


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Re: New Shop - A Question [message #53218 is a reply to message #53118 ] Mon, 27 August 2012 18:04 UTC Go to previous message
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The software I use is z up oriented, but others see it as Y. It's one of those, which ever way you do it, it'll be wrong to someone Razz.


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