What is a winding error and how do I fix it??

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by Inlite, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Inlite
    Inlite New Member
    Hi guys, Ive been recently trying to upload a vrml model for colour printing to shapeways but I keep getting a "winding error" can someone enlighten me as to what this means and how it can be fixed?

    Btw, Im using blender so any blender specific help would be appreciated but not essential
  2. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    I don't use Blender, but I have had models with winding check errors which I corrected by extruding a pseudo 2D surface with AccuTrans3D
  3. robert
    robert New Member
    A winding error means that one or more normals are pointing in the wrong direction.

    But we now have automatic fixing of color models upon upload available. You should try again. Most likely it will be successfully processed now.

    - Robert
  4. Inlite
    Inlite New Member
    Thanks both of you :D Ill try again Robert and cross my fingers