Change model thickness intelligently

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by mimekunst, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. mimekunst
    mimekunst Active Member
    My model's wall thickness is below 3mm on some parts. How do I increase wall thickness only on those parts which are below? Using which tool?

    If there is none, how do I generally increase wall thickness?

    Best regards
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2010
  2. Schorhr
    Schorhr New Member

    you should post a sample picture and state what programm you are using.

    On some occasions, and depending on the material, even smaller details may print, but it is a risk. I have seen both cases: Sandstone figure with 2mm arms, and other material meeting the wall thickness requirements with broken parts.
  3. mimekunst
    mimekunst Active Member
    You should answer my question.
  4. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2010
  5. aeron203
    aeron203 New Member
    You should use the wall thickening tool. :)

    Many programs have a tool that can move a face along it's normal (perpendicular to the surface). Apply that to all the faces at once and you get thicker walls.
  6. dadrummond
    dadrummond Member
    E.g. in Blender, use Sculpt mode and the Layer tool.