sketchup + meshlab ??

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by visakhm, May 4, 2009.

  1. visakhm
    visakhm New Member
    so this is my first shot at 3d printing. did my model in SKETCHUP 7. and when I uploaded it I got the same message as the one above ( " Your model has inverted normals in it.").

    Firstly I dont know if there is a way to check this in sketchup. Now I know its not a pretty complex model had a ver before I had posted here that was a way more complex,

    sketchup 7 > .DAE > Meshlab > .STL

    would be great if someone could help me out here. attaching along a STL file for the same.


    thanks again folks.

    V
     

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  2. ljcrabs
    ljcrabs New Member
    If you use the default sketchup colours, the outside of a face is white, the inside is blue. Go around the outside of your shape looking for blue, select those faces and right click > reverse faces to turn them white. When you're done with that check inside the solids for extra faces by hiding the outside faces.