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Can't figure this out - Inverted normals. [message #4068] Sun, 26 April 2009 20:01 UTC Go to next message
avatar euphoricism  is currently offline euphoricism
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I used SketchUp (free) to create a simple rectangular design. Its very simple. Shapeways says it has inverted normals, and after much googling I found Blender and tried to get the file to load in it. Many hours later, I'm nowhere. I can't even get the model to show up in Blender.

Attached is the .dae I extracted from Sketchup's .kmz. I hope someone can help.

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Re: Can't figure this out - Inverted normals. [message #4069 is a reply to message #4068 ] Sun, 26 April 2009 20:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And if this is more helpful, I'll attach the .kmz

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Re: Can't figure this out - Inverted normals. [message #4074 is a reply to message #4068 ] Sun, 26 April 2009 21:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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euphoricim,

You've probably to unite the different parts with a boolean operation. See the pdf where you have the problems.

Greetings AO

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Re: Can't figure this out - Inverted normals. [message #4161 is a reply to message #4068 ] Wed, 29 April 2009 10:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hi euphoricism Cool

I fixed your model and emailed it to you earlier this week.

Just upload it and enjoy Smile

Cheers,

Ralph


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Re: Can't figure this out - Inverted normals. [message #4170 is a reply to message #4161 ] Wed, 29 April 2009 13:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ah that was you? thank you!

I did upload it - but it was going to cost over $200 to print. Heh. Thanks for the effort, but i'll have to find another method.
Re: Can't figure this out - Inverted normals. [message #4171 is a reply to message #4170 ] Wed, 29 April 2009 13:41 UTC Go to previous message
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Yep, guilty..

Try hollwing the model out. Makes it much cheaper:

http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/creating-hollow-objects

Cheers,

Ralph


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