Home » Support » 3D Design » Thickness for figurine shell
Search Search  
Thickness for figurine shell [message #40395] Sat, 17 December 2011 01:53 UTC Go to previous message
avatar steeveesas  is currently offline steeveesas
Messages: 41
Registered: March 2009
Go to all my models
Member
I hope I don't hated on too much for this posting asking a probably commonly asked question, but I didn't find the exact answer I was looking for in the forums while searching.

I know that the minimum wall thickness for WSF is .7mm. However I remember reading a while back that for larger objects you want to make it thicker if it needs to support weight and at that time the WSF minimum wall thickness was greater than .7 I think, but I forget what it was.

Anyhow to the question: I have a figure with arms and legs and a body with holes in the feet. I was going to make a shell with Blender. The figure is about 14x17x8cm (bounding box). What is the minimum thickness to keep this structurally strong? Would 1mm work? 2mm? 3mm?

Any experience from you guys?

Thanks!


all dolled up in straps

Read Message
Read Message
Read Message
Previous Topic:Printing in black&white
Next Topic:Displacement maps?
Goto Forum:
   Go

Logo

Hello.

We're sorry to inform you that we no longer support this browser and can't confirm that everything will work as expected. For the best Shapeways experience, please use one of the following browsers:

Click anywhere outside this window to continue.