How to apply color to a model?

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by auribe, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. auribe
    auribe New Member

    I have a 3D model of a design made in Solidworks 2011 and its good to go. I want to apply different colors to it, but I just dont know how to do it. Any insites on how to do this before sending it to print? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

  2. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Export from SolidWorks to VRML2 format if you want to keep object colors that were applied in SolidWorks.
    If you need more complex coloring (image textures mapped to your object), you will probably have to add it
    using some other program such as Blender. Colors should be visible in the static preview on Shapeways if
    the upload worked correctly.