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Rhino 3D Mac converting STL problems [message #82818] Wed, 08 January 2014 21:00 UTC Go to next message
avatar Sputnikk  is currently offline Sputnikk
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Hello.
I am having an issues with my Rhino 3D files uploading to Shapeways, and it might be an issue with the STL conversion. I know that Rhino uses another type of meshing, but I did not think it would be an issue when going to print.

Anyway, the big issue that I have found so far is the round objects are coming out square. Is there anything I am missing on the converstion that would cause this? Anyone have advice it would be great. Here is the object, and you can see the launcher are square with a round top.

https://images.shapeways.com/model/picture/674x501_1597904_1940808_1389150374.jpg

Thanks
Eric
Re: Rhino 3D Mac converting STL problems [message #82823 is a reply to message #82818 ] Wed, 08 January 2014 22:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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We cannot see your model unless you set it to "public". Check the mesh tolerance settings for stl export, a quick google search suggests that they live under File->Properties->Units.
Re: Rhino 3D Mac converting STL problems [message #82824 is a reply to message #82823 ] Wed, 08 January 2014 22:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Sputnikk  is currently offline Sputnikk
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Sorry. Its updated.
Re: Rhino 3D Mac converting STL problems [message #82858 is a reply to message #82824 ] Thu, 09 January 2014 09:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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Guess they are square in rhino as well - but with fancy lighting/shading to make them look round. Did you find anything like "maximum angle" or "deviation distance" to play with in the settings ? If you do not want to upload each time just to see if it improved in any way,
get netfabb studio basic from netfabb.com.
Re: Rhino 3D Mac converting STL problems [message #83377 is a reply to message #82858 ] Fri, 17 January 2014 15:38 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Sputnikk  is currently offline Sputnikk
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I figured it out.
I needed to increate the resolution in the transfer from .001 to .000001. It makes the files huge but increases the quality.

Thanks all.
Eric


 
   
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