I thinned down my model but it got more expensive?!

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by andypidge, May 7, 2012.

  1. andypidge
    andypidge New Member
    I have just uploaded a model of a creamic mug, it was 96cm3 and a bit pricy. As I think I'd over engineered it a bit I remodelled it at the same size but with a thinner wall (now at the recommended 3mm down from 4mm). It is now 77cm3 so I expected it to be cheaper, but is actually 3€ more expensive, how can that be?
  2. bradykineticcuriosities
    bradykineticcuriosities Well-Known Member
    Ceramic is a little different in the pricing - they base it off of surface area instead of volume. It is likely that thinning the walls made your model have more surface area on the inside.