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HELP - Sketch up - Manifold edge issue. [message #54951] Sat, 06 October 2012 01:00 UTC Go to next message
avatar lorddragonmaster  is currently offline lorddragonmaster
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I am making a sword model.

It consist of 2 blades that go around each other, and meet in the middle.

However I have a manifold edge because the edge of 1 blade meets the plane of another.


This is exactly how it is supposed to look. How do I fix this edge?


[Updated on: Sat, 06 October 2012 01:00 UTC]

Re: HELP - Sketch up - Manifold edge issue. [message #54955 is a reply to message #54951 ] Sat, 06 October 2012 03:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stannum  is currently offline stannum
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Move one side so both are not exactly in the same place. When two or more thing meet and they seem to share an edge, the best is to grow or push them so they just overlap by a tiny margin. The printed result will be similar to what you want, but the computer processing the model will have a enough info to solve the zone.
Re: HELP - Sketch up - Manifold edge issue. [message #55058 is a reply to message #54951 ] Tue, 09 October 2012 01:43 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Twopounder  is currently offline Twopounder
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Where the blades cross, they are creating two inside edges. It looks like you're using SketchUp. First, select the entire sword and right click > Intersect Faces > with selection. This will make certain that all the faces in the model are joined.

Now select the face of a blade and right click > hide. You should now see the center where the two blades meet. Delete this until you see the other side of the second blade. Repeat this over the entire model until it is literally hollowed out.

This might help you a bit: Linky

http://fracturedmesh.blogspot.com/ - my 3d modeling blog

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