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sketchup + meshlab ?? [message #4255] Tue, 05 May 2009 00:48 UTC Go to next message
avatar visakhm  is currently offline visakhm
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Registered: May 2009
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so this is my first shot at 3d printing. did my model in SKETCHUP 7. and when I uploaded it I got the same message as the one above ( " Your model has inverted normals in it.").

Firstly I dont know if there is a way to check this in sketchup. Now I know its not a pretty complex model had a ver before I had posted here that was a way more complex,

sketchup 7 > .DAE > Meshlab > .STL

would be great if someone could help me out here. attaching along a STL file for the same.

thanks again folks.


Re: sketchup + meshlab ?? [message #4307 is a reply to message #4255 ] Fri, 08 May 2009 02:40 UTC Go to previous message
avatar ljcrabs  is currently offline ljcrabs
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Registered: April 2009
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If you use the default sketchup colours, the outside of a face is white, the inside is blue. Go around the outside of your shape looking for blue, select those faces and right click > reverse faces to turn them white. When you're done with that check inside the solids for extra faces by hiding the outside faces.

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