Newbie help

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by Camazine, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Camazine
    Camazine New Member
    I have just created a model using TopMod, and exported it as an .stl file (www.shapeways.com/model/301956/). How do I specify a particular size for the model. The design now appears to be 0.7 cm. I would like to make it larger.
     
  2. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    You will need to scale the object to the correct size, prior to upload.

    I'm not familiar with Topmod, but I imagine it has some scaling capabilities?

     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
  3. Camazine
    Camazine New Member
    Actually, TopMod doesn't seem to have scaling abilities. How about meshlab? Is there a way to scale an object within that program? I could import my TopMod models and work from there. I looked briefly at Meshlab, but didn't see a menu item there for scaling an object.
     
  4. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    It's "hidden" under "normals, curvature, orientation" -> "apply transform"