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Dimensions extremely off after upload? [message #94410] Sun, 20 July 2014 05:21 UTC Go to next message
avatar Shake666Creations  is currently offline Shake666Creations
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Here are the dimensions in Blender:
http://puu.sh/aj1OB/cc23b4ba7b.jpg
(For those who can't see where it is, dimensions are 6.878cm x 7.318cm x 12.218cm)
(Right click and open image in new tab to see clearly)

But when I upload to Shapeways, this happens: (Ignoring the model glitch, since that's what happens when Shapeways thinks the dimensions are too small for printing)
http://puu.sh/aj1ZE/5e8aa9ebbc.jpg
Dimensions: 0.162cm x 0.17cm x 0.152cm

Any help?

[Updated on: Sun, 20 July 2014 05:22 UTC]

Re: Dimensions extremely off after upload? [message #94426 is a reply to message #94410 ] Sun, 20 July 2014 09:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar numarul7  is currently offline numarul7
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My advice it is to use 1 BLENDER UNIT =1 mm , 1 CENTIMETER = 10 BLENDER UNIT and use RULER to measure from GREASE PENCIL PANEL. and upload in mm.

Have fun.

Get Netfabb basic (the same software it is used by Shapeways check team) from http://www.netfabb.com/downloadcenter.php?basic=1 and compare measures until you find some alternatives.

[Updated on: Sun, 20 July 2014 09:04 UTC]


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Re: Dimensions extremely off after upload? [message #94438 is a reply to message #94410 ] Sun, 20 July 2014 11:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar AmLachDesigns  is currently offline AmLachDesigns
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Only the head is being uploaded and somehow SW thinks your units are inches.

What file format are you uploading in, and what units do you select on upload?
Re: Dimensions extremely off after upload? [message #94451 is a reply to message #94438 ] Sun, 20 July 2014 18:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Shake666Creations  is currently offline Shake666Creations
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AmLachDesigns wrote on Sun, 20 July 2014 11:49

What file format are you uploading in, and what units do you select on upload?


I uploaded it in X3D format, compressed in a ZIP with textures.
I chose millimeters for the units.
Re: Dimensions extremely off after upload? [message #94452 is a reply to message #94451 ] Sun, 20 July 2014 18:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Choose meters for units.
Re: Dimensions extremely off after upload? [message #94453 is a reply to message #94452 ] Sun, 20 July 2014 18:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Shake666Creations  is currently offline Shake666Creations
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That did the trick, it seems.
But I'm confused as to why the dimensions are said as X x Z x Y, while in blender it's shown as X x Y x Z.
http://puu.sh/ajHnt/86693a49cb.jpg

Also, the price is seeming a bit high. It says Full Color Sandstone is $100, but I saw a model much taller then mine and it was $70.
Re: Dimensions extremely off after upload? [message #94455 is a reply to message #94453 ] Sun, 20 July 2014 19:18 UTC Go to previous message
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1. Different conventions of which axis is "up".
2. Other model is probably hollowed out (at least in parts) while yours is solid ?

 
   
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