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Blender+Wireframe+Thickness of the wire [message #13668] Mon, 14 June 2010 18:03 UTC Go to next message
avatar peerpeer  is currently offline peerpeer
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Hi,

i created a wireframe model in Blender, but now the problem is my wireframe is to thin for printing

anybody an idea
thanks Simon
Re: Blender+Wireframe+Thickness of the wire [message #17338 is a reply to message #13668 ] Mon, 06 September 2010 16:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Ray716  is currently offline Ray716
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Blender uses generic sizing units "Blender Units". If you think of each whole unit as 1mm, then that will help you keep everything the right thickness. Then, when you upload it, just select mm as the sizing option. It took me a while to figure this out Wink

Also There is a Shapeways Blender tool that will help you fine thin walls and estimate price.

Hope this helps!

Ray


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Re: Blender+Wireframe+Thickness of the wire [message #17340 is a reply to message #13668 ] Mon, 06 September 2010 17:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Charmed_Life_Designs  is currently offline Charmed_Life_Designs
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I don't have Blender in front of me right now, so forgive me if a few of my directions are a wee bit off, but I'll try to get my point across.

If you're editing your model, select all the faces that you want to thicken and go to the 'mesh' tab and then the 'scripts' submenu. There should be a "solidify wireframe" option that may help and one I don't remember the name of off the top of my head... Play around with those, they can thicken your mesh a little. It isn't an exact science, so you'll likely have to do a little cleanup after it's done, but it will give you a good start. That's what I do, anyway.

EDIT: This thread describes it a little better: http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=2618&a mp;start=0&S=1cb7ea9e58a3b930719e21ea6ad8131c

Ray716, could you link to that Shapeways Blender tool please? Smile

[Updated on: Mon, 06 September 2010 17:24 UTC]


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Re: Blender+Wireframe+Thickness of the wire [message #17343 is a reply to message #17340 ] Mon, 06 September 2010 17:24 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Ray716  is currently offline Ray716
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http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=1830&a mp;start=0&S=b108777056f17c4eec08e895d2fbf529

sorry, forgot to put a link.

Ray


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