Interpenetration?

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by zsimpson, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. zsimpson
    zsimpson New Member
    Hi, I'm thinking about algorithmically generating some shapes. I looked at the tutorials about generating water-tight meshes which makes perfect sense. However, what wasn't clear from these tutorials is if multiple water-tight volumes are allowed to inter-penetrate one another or if I have to create a single water-tight hull.

    Zack
     
  2. Schorhr
    Schorhr New Member
  3. zsimpson
    zsimpson New Member
    Thanks for the link!

    Make sense that the intersection volume would be calculated for estimates, but seems like one could trivially measure the actual amount of material used by simply weighing it after printing and then charge based on that actual amount. Since this will always be less than the estimate, no one will complain when it turns out to be cheaper than the estimate.

    Cheers,
    Zack
     
  4. Schorhr
    Schorhr New Member
    True, but it would turn calculating prices into a chaos of uncertain guesses and coupons, as the initial payment is in advance :)