Issue with COLLADA upload (missing geometry)

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by Ted, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Ted
    Ted New Member
    Hi,

    I am having an issue with a model upload. My model called 'MoirePattern Chassis' is showing a triangle prism missing from its geometry. I used COLLADA format exported from Google Sketchup v8.0.4811. If I import the COLLADA model into Sketchup, it looks like the original file before export.

    The first two images below are renders from Sketchup. The last image is a screenshot from the website, how Shapeways has rendered it after upload.

    The model is here online: http://www.shapeways.com/model/358725/moirepattern_chassis.h tml?gid=ug

    Please let me know any thoughts!

    Best,

    Ted

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  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    It looks like you have overlapping geometry in there. seeing those two faces are overlapping, shapeways removes them. I'd extend one face a little into the other, shapeways will automatically fuse the 2 sets of geometry that way
     
  3. Ted
    Ted New Member
    I removed the shared edges and the model renders correctly! Wonderful, thanks for the thought, Youknowwho4eva

    Below is what the model looks like now, and how it renders on Shapeways. woohoo!

    Ted

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  4. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Glad I could be of assistance