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icon2.gif  Change model thickness intelligently [message #11314] Thu, 01 April 2010 12:20 UTC Go to next message
avatar mimekunst  is currently offline mimekunst
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My model's wall thickness is below 3mm on some parts. How do I increase wall thickness only on those parts which are below? Using which tool?

If there is none, how do I generally increase wall thickness?

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[Updated on: Thu, 01 April 2010 12:42 UTC]


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Re: Change model thickness intelligently [message #11316 is a reply to message #11314 ] Thu, 01 April 2010 12:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Schorhr  is currently offline Schorhr
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Hello,

you should post a sample picture and state what programm you are using.

On some occasions, and depending on the material, even smaller details may print, but it is a risk. I have seen both cases: Sandstone figure with 2mm arms, and other material meeting the wall thickness requirements with broken parts.
Re: Change model thickness intelligently [message #11317 is a reply to message #11316 ] Thu, 01 April 2010 12:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mimekunst  is currently offline mimekunst
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You should answer my question.


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Re: Change model thickness intelligently [message #11320 is a reply to message #11314 ] Thu, 01 April 2010 13:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I do not know of any automatic tools, your best bet is probably to use blender with the wall thickness script by Eric Finley :

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=8790

Kind regards,

Stijn

[Updated on: Thu, 01 April 2010 13:28 UTC]


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Re: Change model thickness intelligently [message #11401 is a reply to message #11314 ] Sat, 03 April 2010 20:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar aeron203  is currently offline aeron203
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You should use the wall thickening tool. Smile

Many programs have a tool that can move a face along it's normal (perpendicular to the surface). Apply that to all the faces at once and you get thicker walls.


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Re: Change model thickness intelligently [message #11412 is a reply to message #11401 ] Sun, 04 April 2010 02:40 UTC Go to previous message
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E.g. in Blender, use Sculpt mode and the Layer tool.


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