|Repair needed on Character model for 3D Printing [message #57306] Fri, 23 November 2012 05:12 UTC
I recently had this character modeled for me but it was not really modeled very well for printing purposes. The model was supposed to be hollow throughout, which it is not. There was to be a hole at the bottom of the base pedestal for the removal of excess powder, which there is, but the hole does not go through the whole character, only the base. Also, the character was modeled in various separated elements and then kind of thrown together instead of merging them and making the least amount of shells. Now a lot of the geometry is penetrating throughout the model. I tried putting an stl of the model through Netfabb to see if it could repair the problems but it was not able to fix them. Plus the geometry that was penetrating before, starting showing really bad seams when Netfabb merged them..
Can someone please let me know if they would be able to repair this model to be fully printable and how much it would cost? I pretty much spent my whole budget getting this made so I can't offer too much. I'd really appreciate any help I can get.
[Updated on: Mon, 26 November 2012 04:03 UTC]