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Hello [message #34191] Tue, 13 September 2011 02:53 UTC Go to next message
avatar Johntleman  is currently offline Johntleman
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Hello everybody,
I'm John and beginner with 3D printing. I did some 3D on 3DS max long time ago but now i'm on mac OSX and using Blender. I would like to know if someone can take time to help me about one thing : I want to define the size of my object but not "pixel" but in "cm" I really can't find it. Crying or Very Sad
Looking forward to read you,
Thanks
John

[Updated on: Tue, 13 September 2011 02:53 UTC]

Re: Hello [message #34212 is a reply to message #34191 ] Tue, 13 September 2011 14:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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Welcome John, I'm no blender expert, but I believe if you draw your item, export to STL and upload as cm will do the trick. As far as I know there isn't a way to set units in blender.


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Re: Hello [message #34213 is a reply to message #34212 ] Tue, 13 September 2011 16:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Hey John,

Youknowwho4eva is right - Blender doesn't use units. You decide for yourself how large you want 1 Blender to be. I recommend using 1 Blender unit = 1 mm (you can select this during upload of STL files, other file formats require 1 unit = 1 meter).

Have fun!

Bart


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Re: Hello [message #34232 is a reply to message #34213 ] Tue, 13 September 2011 23:52 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Johntleman  is currently offline Johntleman
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thank you guys for your fast replies and your help !
John

 
   
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