Setting "scale" when uploading?

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by andykalin, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. andykalin
    andykalin New Member
    Hi All,

    I'm a newbie uploading my first model (an STL exported from topmod). When I select "inches" from the Scale choices on the upload page, my model is too big (over 17cm long), but when I select "millimeters", it is too small (0.7 cm long).

    Is there any way to specify the exact dimensions I want, when exporting or upload? Not sure how to do that ...

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
  2. groovelock
    groovelock New Member
    You can load your model into "MeshLab'.

    On the Mac version, select the Filters Menu -> Normals, Curvature, and Orientation -> Apply Transform. Select "Scale" and check "Uniform". Resize as desired. Click "Close and Freeze", and then export the model.

    There is a useful calculator here to get the size correct for the desired amount you want to pay.

    http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/36-Resize,-Get-the-Ri ght-Price.html
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  3. andykalin
    andykalin New Member
    thanks!