3D printing in color

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by Peter2010, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Peter2010
    Peter2010 New Member
    Hello everybody,

    I am currently working on my first 3D print in color! :) When I render the image with textures in my 3D software (C4D)
    the textures seem to be flawless. But in the preview of Shapeways I see some black seams wich are not supposed
    to be there. (see attachment).

    My question is: Will the black seams appear on my printed model or is this just a flaw of the preview of Shapeways?
    Thanks in advance for your answers.


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  2. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Rendering artifact - see this thread.
  3. Peter2010
    Peter2010 New Member
    Thanks for the quick response :) I haven't been able to find a concrete answer in the conversation though.
    Is it save to conclude that the seams and speckels are just a problem in the render quality of shapeways?
    Or will the seams also be visible on the 3D print itself?

    Thanks alot!
  4. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Yes, I am confident that these specks are only in the preview image - and they would probably be well below the resolution
    limit of the printer anyway.
  5. Peter2010
    Peter2010 New Member
    Allright then, I am going to order the model right now :) Thanks again!