iPhone case scale in blender

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by Rayrod72, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Rayrod72
    Rayrod72 New Member
    I am new to shapeways and somewhat new to blender so I apologize if this is a very basic question.

    I downloaded the shapeways basic iPhone case to design my own. The file is found here: http://www.shapeways.com/model/559554/basic-iphone-case-fram e-downloadable.html?li=productBox-search

    I imported the .3ds file into blender 2.67 and checked the scale. In blender the length of the case is roughly 4.5 meters when in reality it is 115 mm.

    I want to make sure my designs are not too small (less than .02 mm) so I need to be careful with the sizes in my design in blender. i know I can use a ratio to determine the correct sizes but do I need to scale it down to actual size before uploading to print anyways? Is there a quick and effective way of doing this?

    Before I found this file I started from scratch and I was using the dimensions Apple posted on their website. I was able to make a correctly scaled model this way.

    I had hoped the shapeways case would already be to scale. Is it an effect from importing into blender?

    Thank you!
     
  2. AmLachDesigns
    AmLachDesigns Well-Known Member
    [quote

    I imported the .3ds file into blender 2.67 and checked the scale. In blender the length of the case is roughly 4.5 meters when in reality it is 115 mm.[/quote]
    The file is a .stl ... I would re-import it.
     
  3. Rayrod72
    Rayrod72 New Member
    Very odd. When I go back to the page with the file, it is only the bumper. And when I download there is only a certificate for the .stl file. The original file I downloaded indeed has a 3ds file and I was able to open the original .sldprt file by convertingj it to .slt using edrawings and it is only the phone, not the case.

    The original 3ds file I opened in blender has the openings for the buttons while the new download that I posted the URL to does not.

    Is there a bumper AND a plain case available?
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013