Displacement maps?

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by Sand3, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Sand3
    Sand3 New Member
    So, I think I read that 3D models should be submitted in .CAR format, but I've not really worked much with Carrara so I don't know exactly its capabilities and such. I get the impression that it's more than just meshes? I usually work with Poser, and so that's all based around Wavefront .OBJ format.

    Anyway, my question is whether displacement maps can be used on my meshes and incorporated into the 3D printing, or whether I can only print actual geometry?
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011
  2. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator

    File formats supported are:
    (from http://www.shapeways.com/support/faq )

    Regarding displacement maps these are not supported and should be baked into your mesh.
    So you can only print actual geometry.

  3. Sand3
    Sand3 New Member
    Oh, right DAE, pfff, I keep mixing up Collada and Carrara in my head. Okay, thanks!