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Blender Cycles & .x3d/.vrml Color Exports [message #48034] Tue, 08 May 2012 05:10 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Granthus  is currently offline Granthus
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Recently new to Shapeways myself but an avid blender user I thought some may find this useful.

Blender can export .x3d/.vrml for those wanting to utilise FCS but there is a trick.

If you are using any of the newer version of blender that come with cycles, make sure you have blender set to Blender Internal before you export - otherwise any textures you have on your model will not be included in the resulting .x3d export file.

I use Blender 2.63 and have had no problem successfully exporting .x3d with textures that shapeways accepts fine. The only thing I have noticed is that the exported model appears to be x10 scaled (in my case) and I get a message on upload that it was too big and shapways has rescaled to the mm scale (which is what I selected) and then it is fine and the size I created it at.

Hope this helps all you blender users in some way.

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