|Forum: 3D Design|
| Topic: Trapping Wax in Blender Procedure Needed|
|Re: Trapping Wax in Blender Procedure Needed [message #86060 is a reply to message #85854 ] Tue, 11 March 2014 01:13 UTC
So an update. After getting a grasp on the process. I started on a prototype creation. I did two sets of text. One was my full name and the other was my phone number. So on the first test I did my name with escape holes up until the last few letters, since it was a test anyhow, and on the phone number I only did the area code. I then uploaded the model. I wrote shapeways and had them look up the file and a few crazy things happened: |
1) My entire name showed even though there was not escape holes in every letter.
2) Shapeways software actually deleted some of my escape holes in my name, however still displayed all the letters.
3) Shapeways did not see the area code from the phone number, even though there were escape holes.
I ended up going back and forth with them for about 7 or 8 emails always updating the model. Each time different results occurred. The last model I uploaded I was able to see the full name and number in my model when I zoomed in using the "thiness test software" everyone sees. However, when I emailed shapeways, they could only see the name portion, not the number.
The project has since been put on hold. I may mess with it in the future but as of now I'm not sure what exactly happens and why the above mentioned has occurred.
Its a really cool effect so I'm hoping shapeways will update their software to accomidate people who wish to trap wax using the acrylic frosted detail materials. As of now, its to hard to design "blind" and also have shapeways software delete both inner geometry and escape holes. I know it can be done, but its certaintly not easy if creating multiple objects inside the "container/shell". If you only have one object then its not very difficult.
Tremendously exciting creations that send your inner child into a merry go round tale spin.