Blender+Wireframe+Thickness of the wire

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by peerpeer, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. peerpeer
    peerpeer New Member

    i created a wireframe model in Blender, but now the problem is my wireframe is to thin for printing

    anybody an idea
    thanks Simon
  2. Ray716
    Ray716 New Member
    Blender uses generic sizing units "Blender Units". If you think of each whole unit as 1mm, then that will help you keep everything the right thickness. Then, when you upload it, just select mm as the sizing option. It took me a while to figure this out ;)

    Also There is a Shapeways Blender tool that will help you fine thin walls and estimate price.

    Hope this helps!

  3. I don't have Blender in front of me right now, so forgive me if a few of my directions are a wee bit off, but I'll try to get my point across.

    If you're editing your model, select all the faces that you want to thicken and go to the 'mesh' tab and then the 'scripts' submenu. There should be a "solidify wireframe" option that may help and one I don't remember the name of off the top of my head... Play around with those, they can thicken your mesh a little. It isn't an exact science, so you'll likely have to do a little cleanup after it's done, but it will give you a good start. That's what I do, anyway.

    EDIT: This thread describes it a little better: mp;start=0&S=1cb7ea9e58a3b930719e21ea6ad8131c

    Ray716, could you link to that Shapeways Blender tool please? :)
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010
  4. Ray716
    Ray716 New Member