Is it possible to ask for a slight alteration of this model before printing?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WVI, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. WVI
    WVI New Member
    Helloes. I made this using the JPEG uploader since I don't have Maya on this laptop:

    http://www.shapeways.com/model/472427/tilde___translation.ht ml?gid=ug

    It's the Translation symbol. Also this:

    http://www.shapeways.com/model/472429/backslash___rotation.h tml?gid=ug

    Rotation. So, I really like how these look, but I want to add a ring to them to hang them by a chain. The problem is, I want the ring to be on the back, perpendicular to the design rather than parallel, which requires more than one plane. It seems like a really easy thing to just tack on, but without any modeling software, I'm SOL. So can I just describe this to the Shapeways guys when I order it and trust they'll know what I'm talking about, or should I ask someone to kindly tweak it and send me an .mdl or something?

    I also want to do the symbol for Scale, but that requires actual depth.
     
  2. christopherlowe
    christopherlowe New Member
    you dont need MAYA... just dl blender and you can get it done yourself...

    if you need help you know who to ask!

    chris
     
  3. WVI
    WVI New Member
    I'm unfamiliar with Blender. I'm giving it a shot, but I don't know this interface at all.
     
  4. christopherlowe
    christopherlowe New Member
    take a look at my primer and it will get you started...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGs-c-YIGbM

    the interface can take a little getting use to, i will agree...

    oh and please disregard the amateurish nature of the video...

    chris