Will Shapeways print the textures of my 3D models on them?

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by Joshpho, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Joshpho
    Joshpho New Member
    I searched around a bit, but I wasn't able to find anything discussing texture support. Will shapeways print the textures on my 3D Model, and what are the limitations to this?

    Thanks for any help,
  2. minimaker
    minimaker New Member
    Do you mean physical textures? Or more like texture mapped on the surface like you see with many computer games?

    In the first case I'd say yes, though depending on the texture the model may be heavy. In the second, I'll leave that to others. I've no idea if such a model can be translated into a model suited for full colour printing.

  3. Joshpho
    Joshpho New Member

    I'm referring to a texture mapped on the surface-- Specifically, an image-based texture put on the surfaces of a Sketchup Model.
  4. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member