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Multiple intersecting objects in scene? [message #340] Fri, 25 July 2008 12:41 UTC Go to next message
avatar Keith  is currently offline Keith
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I posted a query about this in my introduction which was probably not appropriate Smile .

Can an object being prepared for 3d printing be constructed from a number of smaller 'sub-objects'? For example if I wanted to model a rivet on a surface could the rivet be a separate 'watertight' sphere and intersect the surface ( of equally watertight geometry)?

If so then is there a good guideline for the amount one object should intersect another?

Many Thanks.
Re: Multiple intersecting objects in scene? [message #347 is a reply to message #340 ] Fri, 25 July 2008 14:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar joris  is currently offline joris
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Yes Keith,

You can make a rivet, or an object within an object.

I'm trying to picture what you mean by intersect though? If they did intersect then this would mean it would be the same object?

Joris

Re: Multiple intersecting objects in scene? [message #350 is a reply to message #347 ] Fri, 25 July 2008 15:14 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Keith  is currently offline Keith
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Hi,

I think that you've answered my question Smile

By intersecting I mean that two 'watertight' objects in a scene are overlapping.
To use a 3DSMax example - two objects in a scene are 'attached' but ,on a 'sub-object' level, they are still two distinct closed objects. My sphere rivet would have parts of its surface inside the volume of the larger plane to which it has been attached.


 
   
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