|hollow weirdness [message #13483] Wed, 09 June 2010 04:48 UTC
I am new to shapeways and have uploaded a few models to test this out. I use Blender 2.49a on Ubuntu and had a weird export issue with this model I want to print. I exported this simple mesh to STL with dimensions somewhere around 6 cm/ 6cm/ 1.4 cm but very empty in the middle (a M letter with a T flipped 90 degrees). I had hollowed it out by using the extrude method and made sure it was all manifold and nice. When I uploaded it, it is saying it will cost around $124. Played around for hours and finally ditched the extruded internals and uploaded... it came out to $82.... I cannot figure out what is going on and if I am going crazy. I double checked the normals on the inside and they are pointing in and the external face normals are pointing out.|
Not sure if this is normal pricing or if something is just seriously wrong with my model.