Overlapping meshes?

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by StewMM, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. StewMM
    StewMM New Member
    Can meshes be overlapped such as when making sprues or does it have to be one constant mesh wall?
  2. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    Yes, meshes can be overlapped.

  3. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    They either have to be one mesh or overlap. They can't sit face to face
  4. StewMM
    StewMM New Member
    So with an overlap the printer just calculates it as a sharp corner and ignores whatever polygons are inside the mesh?
  5. DavdWhite
    DavdWhite New Member
    I thought the problem with overlapping meshes was with the pricing?

    Having 2 objects occupy the same space would double the price because the software calculated the area of each object even though they'd be made from the same printed material.

    Is that still a problem? Was it ever a problem, or have I just made that up?
  6. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    That was a problem eons ago :p. The software now joins overlapping meshes so you do not get charged twice for over lapping geometry.
  7. DavdWhite
    DavdWhite New Member

    Haha, thats good :) I didn't realise they'd changed that
  8. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator