Hollow objects

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by PrettyBoyTim, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. PrettyBoyTim
    PrettyBoyTim New Member
    If you make an object with internal cavities, what will be inside the cavities? Will it just be air, or might there also be support material inside it?
  2. pete
    pete Shapeways Employee CEO & Co-Founder
    there will be either material or support material in the cavities. To prevent this you could make a small hole in the model to let the material out after building.

  3. Sauli
    Sauli New Member
    So would it be possible to make a light bulb, for example, with internal wirings and stuff? That would be cool with the Transparent Detail material. :cool:
  4. pete
    pete Shapeways Employee CEO & Co-Founder
    hmm a light bulb? :)
    Not sure how you see that? But yes you can make a model with details within an enclosed space. So yes you could model a (non-functional) light bulb.