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hollow weirdness [message #13483] Wed, 09 June 2010 04:48 UTC Go to previous message
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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.

Any help?

Thanks!
Eric

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