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Setting "scale" when uploading? [message #6583] Wed, 16 September 2009 01:40 UTC Go to next message
avatar andykalin  is currently offline andykalin
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Hi All,

I'm a newbie uploading my first model (an STL exported from topmod). When I select "inches" from the Scale choices on the upload page, my model is too big (over 17cm long), but when I select "millimeters", it is too small (0.7 cm long).

Is there any way to specify the exact dimensions I want, when exporting or upload? Not sure how to do that ...

Thanks,

Andy
Re: Setting "scale" when uploading? [message #6584 is a reply to message #6583 ] Wed, 16 September 2009 02:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar groovelock  is currently offline groovelock
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You can load your model into "MeshLab'.

On the Mac version, select the Filters Menu -> Normals, Curvature, and Orientation -> Apply Transform. Select "Scale" and check "Uniform". Resize as desired. Click "Close and Freeze", and then export the model.

There is a useful calculator here to get the size correct for the desired amount you want to pay.

http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/36-Resize,-Get-the-Ri ght-Price.html

[Updated on: Wed, 16 September 2009 02:18 UTC]

Re: Setting "scale" when uploading? [message #6585 is a reply to message #6584 ] Wed, 16 September 2009 02:34 UTC Go to previous message
avatar andykalin  is currently offline andykalin
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thanks!

 
   
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