New Shop - A Question

Discussion in 'Shapeways Shops' started by nateowens, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. nateowens
    nateowens New Member
    Ok another new guy here...
    so far I've only got 2 items, but more on deck

    The default renders done by Shapeways always seem to show up with the bottom showing... (image below right)

    Can that be changed?
    Do I change it or the Shapeways folks?

    JACANT Well-Known Member
    Get your self a copy of netfabb
    You can check, repair and scale your model here. You can also rotate your model, so it will show the right way up at Shapeways. The 'Z' axis is up.
  3. nateowens
    nateowens New Member
    Thanks, Rob -
    I have netfab, meshlab and accutrans 3d
    I didn't realize I needed to make the Z axis up for Shapeways, which is contrary to most 3d programs and conventions... apparently Shapeways is a special case scenario. :rolleyes:
    I don't think I'm going to reload models already in the store to compensate for this idiosyncrasy, but I appreciate your clarification
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012
  4. BillBedford
    BillBedford New Member

    xy is what you can print on a paper plan, z is orthogonal to the surface of the paper. Therefore in the real world z is up.
  5. nateowens
    nateowens New Member
    Live and learn.... Been doing illustration for too long :blush:
  6. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    The software I use is z up oriented, but others see it as Y. It's one of those, which ever way you do it, it'll be wrong to someone :p.