Model not facing front in shapeways image preview

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by maverickb, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. maverickb
    maverickb New Member

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  2. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    The issue here is that the "up" axis in 3d software is not uniformly defined.
    For some it's Y, for others it's Z.

    The easiest solution is to pre-rotate and update your model on the site.



  3. maverickb
    maverickb New Member
    I actually tried to pre-rotate the model and the preview was unaffected, any ideas?
  4. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    Eh no, then I'm a bit stumped.
    So regardless of orientation it ends up wrong in shapeways?
    Can you see the change in rotation when you view the model in other software like (free) meshlab?

  5. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Try orienting in Blender. I've seen some weird orientations out of Sculptris OBJ export.