upside down model in shapeway

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by Leadbitter, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Leadbitter
    Leadbitter New Member
    I have designed a model in meshmixer and have uploaded it on to Shapeways but is appears upside down. Does anyone know how I can move it so it appears the correct way on Shapeways? thank you.
  2. bartv
    bartv New Member
    Can you rotate it 180 degrees before exporting? Alternatively you may be able to use MeshLab for this.

  3. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    Grab yourself a copy of NetFabb Studio Basic (free), it handles the same filetypes as Shapeways with the exception of .dae and coloured models.

    Load your model into NetFabb.
    The z axis in NetFabb is the 'up' direction on Shapeways website.
    Use the rotate function ctrl+d or from the Part menu to rotate the model to the correct orientation.
    To save your model, head back to the Part menu and select 'export as'
    Upload the new model to Shapeways & job done :)