3D preview

Discussion in 'Bug Reporting' started by mrice, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. mrice
    mrice New Member
    It would be a nice option if you could render the 3D preview on top of a grid, labeled say in cm or inches. This would give you better perspective on the scale of the model. For extra bonus points, you could include an everyday object rendered behind the model, like a pencil or a AA battery.
  2. AmLachDesigns
    AmLachDesigns Well-Known Member
    Or you could order a print and take a photo set up as you suggest ...
  3. ttoinou
    ttoinou New Member
    Yeah well I agree that the 3D viewer should have more options.
    That scale could be added with a button for example.
    And this viewer could also show 3D Red/Cyan Anaglyph.
  4. sforsyth
    sforsyth New Member
    Another idea would be to have the option to tell Shapeways which app the model was exported from when auto-generating the preview? As I export from ZBrush, I have to reorient my model and axes before export, whereas perhaps just clicking "ZBrush" as my export tool would default to generating the preview around ZBrush's default Z axis? Custom apps could have custom settings... (Solidworks, Maya, etc)
    Just a suggestion.
  5. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    This would probably become a huge list to select from - a simpler solution might be for shapeways
    to just add the information which axis is considered "up" to the "Uploading 3D files" hints box on the
    upload page.
  6. sforsyth
    sforsyth New Member
    Better again!