noobie questions.

Discussion in 'Shapeways Shops' started by universaljointNU, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. universaljointNU
    universaljointNU New Member
    Hi All.

    Greetings and some newbie questions. I hope this is the right place.

    1. Is there a way for me to reorder the order that images are shown for my models or do I need to upload in the order that I wish them to display?

    2. I have large models that are designed to recreate objects. They are not shelled and they are very expensive. Is it possible for me to offer 1/2 size or 1/3 or 1/4 size models in a convenient manner? Or do I have to scale them down on my end, re-upload them and add the images, text etc?

    3. Is there a way for me to group my models so that the relatively academic work does not show up with the sculpture or the whimsical work and vice versa?


  2. universaljointNU
    universaljointNU New Member
    Hi All.

    Also, is there a way to add a description to the images?

    And is there a preference setting for the background behind the images? Right now they take up part of the screen and the background shows up in green which I would like to change.

  3. Tommy_2Tall
    Tommy_2Tall New Member
    Hello and welcome! :D

    1: Go to the "My profile" page (click on your user name in the header) and then click on the "Edit my shop" link at the bottom of that page.
    On that page you can reorder the objects in your shop.. but that order is only used if the visiting user doesn't choose another sort-order (alphabetical/date/price).
    Edit: it is a bit odd but you'll figure it out.. the arrows and the functionality seems to be a bit backwards.. (First = last in the list etc).

    You can also create "Shop sections" there which you can assign to the objects individually.

    2. Not that I'm aware of.. The order confirmation/invoice contains(/contained) a "scale" value but I haven't found a way to specify that value when you order.

    3. See answer #1 above :D

    4. There should be a text field below the browser/filepath field.. It says "Description" by default but can be changed.
    It's quite easy to miss and a loooot of images here just have "Description" as the image caption.

    5. Not sure what you mean; I don't see any green background on any of the images in my shop... :-S
    Edit; Aaah, the "mouse over" highlight? That's the same for all users.. Some of your images have the "correct" width/height ratio to reduce that to a thin border.. perhaps the best solution?

    Hope that helps.

    Last edited: Sep 4, 2010
  4. universaljointNU
    universaljointNU New Member
    Hi Tommy.

    Thanks /so/ much. So great to get up to speed quickly...

    Can I ask you some follow ups please?

    Do you happen to know what the "correct" size is of that viewport? I doubt I am going to go through the upload process again but it might be a nice idea especially if I can get it exactly.

    Is there a way to re-order my images that show up on each of the models? You know how I can have multiple images?

    Lastly, please tell me I can add a description to each image /after/ I have uploaded them. I see the description box at the bottom when I have an option to select an image to upload but I can't seem to find a way to describe already uploaded images. Am I missing something?


  5. Tommy_2Tall
    Tommy_2Tall New Member

    Hi again! :)

    The default preview images generated by Shapeways are approximately 135x100px so somewhere around 13:10 aspect ratio...

    Unfortunately you can't edit the description after uploading the image so you'd have to remove them and upload them (in the order you want them displayed). :-S

  6. universaljointNU
    universaljointNU New Member
    Thank you Tommy.