New to this

Discussion in 'My Work In Progress' started by whelpd, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. whelpd
    whelpd New Member
    Hi I am new to the whole 3d modelling and using 3Dtin created a part for a toy. I am unsure how to gauge the size of the product and am on a budget. If any one can help it would be great.

    the 3dtin model - http://www.3dtin.com/ymwe

    p.s. when importing I selected millimeters. If this helps
     
  2. JACANT
    JACANT Well-Known Member
    Download your file as STL.
    Get a copy of http://www.netfabb.com/basic.php
    You can measure, repair, rotate and scale your file here.
    Read the Design Rules for each material.
    Shapeways does not usually allow multiple parts in a file except for earrings and a pair or set of something. You will have to join your parts together with 'sprues' or make a 'cage' around them.

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  3. wedge
    wedge New Member
    That's only for Silver and Steal.
    You can use multiple Parts to a file if the parts are big enough. Small small parts must sprued together, or they will go through the drain by the cleaning process ;)
    To Check the cost and the automatic checks I sometimes upload a in between model. Than you can se if something is totally wrong and you can see in the price category.