It passed the test ! Can't wait for this batch to arrive :D

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by aws357, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. aws357
    aws357 New Member
    :D It's been a long time I've been trying to squeeze this design down the intertube into Shapeways servers.

    I've seen a lot of :
    And now... its printable :eek:

    :confused I thought I would never make it through the checking...

    :D To think the problem was 17 measly vertices that got "fused" when the STL remove double vertices...

    I had read somewhere on the forum that this could create the non-manifold error.

    I was puzzled because the original mesh had no non-manifold.

    Here is what I did...

    After exporting the STL, reopen it with Blender.

    Go in "edit mode"

    Make sure everything is deselected.

    Go in the "Mesh Tools" tab, and set the parameter to the one in the picture (2).


    Then click on remove double (1).

    When I searched for Non-Manifold, it found new ones that weren't in the original. In the hairs, unsurprisingly :p (lots of intertwined meshes)

    This should help you correct some "Non-Manifold" errors that are reported by Shapeways.

    Hope it helps :p
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2008
  2. Dalhimar
    Dalhimar New Member
  3. aws357
    aws357 New Member
    It makes 166412 polys

    And its only a part of a much larger project I've been working on for a year now...

    Initially I wanted to print the whole thing, but there is still many errors to correct. So, for now, I will be happy with a bust on my desk :D (whatever the sense of bust people will use, it still will look good on my desk, if not mildly distracting...)
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2008