non-planar faces

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by evouga, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. evouga
    evouga New Member
    Is it possible to upload a surface with non-planar quad faces? How will shapeways handle them?
     
  2. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    I think you are asking if you can have a quad where at least one of the points is in a different plane. The general answer is "no". For many file formats, all quads must be triangulated.
     
  3. Fredd
    Fredd New Member
    A manifold surface area encloses a volume(where the chosen material solidifies) Since a face/quad/tri has no thickness,No volume
    ,it is not recognized as an object unless it is part of a manifold surface enclosing a volume. Consider the surface area a bubble, containing the volume where the material is supposed to be
     
  4. evouga
    evouga New Member
    Thanks. It sounds like I need to triangulate my faces.