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upside down model in shapeway [message #61741] Sun, 10 February 2013 16:07 UTC Go to next message
avatar Leadbitter  is currently offline Leadbitter
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I have designed a model in meshmixer and have uploaded it on to Shapeways but is appears upside down. Does anyone know how I can move it so it appears the correct way on Shapeways? thank you.

Re: upside down model in shapeway [message #61783 is a reply to message #61741 ] Mon, 11 February 2013 10:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Can you rotate it 180 degrees before exporting? Alternatively you may be able to use MeshLab for this.


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Re: upside down model in shapeway [message #61845 is a reply to message #61741 ] Tue, 12 February 2013 07:14 UTC Go to previous message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Grab yourself a copy of NetFabb Studio Basic (free), it handles the same filetypes as Shapeways with the exception of .dae and coloured models.

Load your model into NetFabb.
The z axis in NetFabb is the 'up' direction on Shapeways website.
Use the rotate function ctrl+d or from the Part menu to rotate the model to the correct orientation.
To save your model, head back to the Part menu and select 'export as'
Upload the new model to Shapeways & job done Smile


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