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Problem with volume calculation [message #16010] Fri, 13 August 2010 07:14 UTC Go to previous message
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Hi,
I am a student of Bologna University.
In one of my exams I'm designing a building using Maya 2010. I'm very glad to realize a model of my project using Shapeways.
At the moment, I'm trying to upload my model: I divided it into 2 parts. Performing the upload of the 2 parts separately, the "volumes" are respectively 19.48 cm³ and 19.50 cm³.
Using the "combine" command in Maya to join the 2 parts and uploading in Shapeways the entire model, the volume given is very small (0.02 cm³) even if the model's dimensions are correct (Height 2.3 cm, Width 17.0 cm, Depth 22.0 cm). Moreover the cost amounts to $ 1.53!!
It seems that the value of the entire model's volume is given by the difference of the 2 single parts volume. How it is possible? Do you know where the problem is? I don't really know how to proceed.
Thank you very much for your kind help.
Cristina

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