Printing Questoin

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by Brianjkd, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Brianjkd
    Brianjkd New Member
    This is my first time printing something. I have a 3d building. I import it into miniMagics. I get the error saying it has 75 shells. What are shells. Objects whose verticies dont weld?

    Does this mean I can't have objects that have multiple pieces like in the screenshots. If so, is there a program or tool that can quickly rebuild the model as one shell?

    Thanks for any help!

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  2. stannum
    stannum Well-Known Member
    Shells are unconnected meshes, even if they overlap in space. If you select one vertex, and travel along edges of that shell, you will never be able to reach the vertices of other shell.

    Shapeways shouldn't have a problem with that.
  3. Brianjkd
    Brianjkd New Member
    Ok thanks for the reply. So your saying it shouldnt be a problem to print?