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Polygon limit [message #46875] Thu, 12 April 2012 18:23 UTC Go to next message
avatar extruder  is currently offline extruder
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Hi Smile
Is there a max number of polys per model for upload to print?
I'm creating a piece in zbrush, and its pushing 4 million polys.
Thanks in advance!

[Updated on: Thu, 12 April 2012 18:24 UTC]

Re: Polygon limit [message #46877 is a reply to message #46875 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 18:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar TomZ  is currently offline TomZ
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Yes, the limit is one million triangles (not polygons) per model uploaded to Shapeways. If you absolutely need more than that you can use this trick: http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/564-How-To-3D-Print-H igh-Polygon-Models-with-Shapeways.html
Re: Polygon limit [message #46889 is a reply to message #46875 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 20:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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there is a plugin that's included in zbrush called declaymation master. look it up on youtube, you won't be dispointed
Re: Polygon limit [message #46895 is a reply to message #46877 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 22:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar extruder  is currently offline extruder
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thanks, i'll try that out.
but i don't understand:

"the volume of the cube needs to be the same actual material volume, no bounding box."

what does that mean?
Re: Polygon limit [message #114433 is a reply to message #46895 ] Thu, 23 April 2015 23:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hello everybody, it is still one million of triangles the current limitation? thks in advance
Re: Polygon limit [message #114443 is a reply to message #114433 ] Fri, 24 April 2015 07:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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Yes, you still see this on the upload screen. There have been sporadic reports suggesting that this is not a hard limit as far as the site software is concerned - but consider (a) automatic fixing may need to create additional triangles (b) automatic tests may time out if the file is too big (c) in the end it probably depends on which material you want to use - each printer and associated software will have its own limitations. (My wild guess is that the "sandstone" printer would be the first to drop off the list as it has the additional burden of color information.)
Re: Polygon limit [message #114474 is a reply to message #114443 ] Fri, 24 April 2015 15:20 UTC Go to previous message
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thanks a lot! you clarify me all the doubts ;) but not agree at all that is a good limit. Two million would be more close to perfection ;)

 
   
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