Should I smooth this out first?

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by Moosh89, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Moosh89
    Moosh89 New Member
    Hi, I made another ring, but I forgot to add a subsurf modifier before adding all the details that I want to keep sharp... Not a big deal, but just made more tedious work for myself now that I kinda get how to fix non-manifold edges...

    Anyway, here it is, it looks pretty "blocky" in the shapeways preview, compared to my first ring, which I did apply the subsurf modifier to before I did all the detailing, which looks nice and smooth. es_ring_sz_4_5.html?key=a558758dfae3f7de69fe58d803cad029

    My question is, if I ordered this ring as is, in stainless steel, would it come looking all blocky?

  2. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    The chances are that you would see some faceting in the finished print, it depends how much of a polishing the item gets (which might not be a lot considering the detail on the face of the ring.) To be on the safe side, I'd go with faces about half the size.

  3. Moosh89
    Moosh89 New Member
    Thanks for your input, it is much appreciated :)