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Question on model topology [message #67708] Thu, 09 May 2013 17:09 UTC Go to previous message
avatar chasecoop  is currently offline chasecoop
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Hello, I'm a bit new to 3d printing working on my first print. I currently work in the vfx industry, so we have a lot of rules for geometric topology that seem like they can be broken in 3d printing a bit (and I'm learning the 3d print rules as I go).

So my question is:

I downloaded a 3d model as an example: the "batwingMinimalSurface", and noticed it had a lot of overlapping geometry/cvs/faces when you seperate it. And on that note, noticed it was a combined 3d model to beging with.

Is this legal in 3d printing? Can the printer handle this type of overlap with geometry and components? (see attached image)


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