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Need To Add An Eye To A Pendant [message #44930] Tue, 06 March 2012 01:02 UTC Go to next message
avatar benc1980  is currently offline benc1980
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I made a couple of pendant designs in Adobe PhotoShop and then make them 3D with the Image Popper on Shapeways. But now I need to add an eye for the necklace chain to go through, which faces the opposite direction of the face of the pendant. I have minimal experience with Google SketchUp, but it looks like SketchUp doesn't work with the Shapeway files. I don't have any other 3D software. Any suggestions?

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Re: Need To Add An Eye To A Pendant [message #44932 is a reply to message #44930 ] Tue, 06 March 2012 04:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What kind of file format is the Shapeways file? There is an Sketchup importer for just about any file format.


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Re: Need To Add An Eye To A Pendant [message #44933 is a reply to message #44932 ] Tue, 06 March 2012 04:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Shapeways file is .stl. I finally figured out how to open it in SketchUp. First, I downloaded the .stl file from Shapeways, then I opened it in MeshLab and saved it to a certain file type. Then I opened that file in SketchUp. Also, I found there are a couple of add-ons for doing this with SketchUp.

So, I finally figured out "how" it can be done. I played around with the file a bit but I cannot fine tune it. There's got to be an easy way to add just a little eye on the top of my design.
Re: Need To Add An Eye To A Pendant [message #44934 is a reply to message #44933 ] Tue, 06 March 2012 04:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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- Make the imported file into a "Solid" group
- Make an eye shape to the correct scale, and position where you want it to be
- use the Outer Shell tool to join them

Does that help?


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Re: Need To Add An Eye To A Pendant [message #44935 is a reply to message #44934 ] Tue, 06 March 2012 04:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Marcus, are your instructions for doing this in SketchUp?
Re: Need To Add An Eye To A Pendant [message #44936 is a reply to message #44935 ] Tue, 06 March 2012 04:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes...are they too advanced?


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Re: Need To Add An Eye To A Pendant [message #44937 is a reply to message #44936 ] Tue, 06 March 2012 04:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nope. But I just tried and I see Solid Tools are only available in the Pro version. Sad
Re: Need To Add An Eye To A Pendant [message #44943 is a reply to message #44937 ] Tue, 06 March 2012 09:33 UTC Go to previous message
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Outer shell is the only Solid tool available in the free version Smile


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