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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2014, 10:26:10 AM »
then open 3D coat (you can DL a trial)

Click Voxel Sculpting


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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2014, 10:29:23 AM »
kkk... select your obj. exported from Pscan

Click first Auto Scale... then Apply... you will be prompt with a message.. click yes..
(make sure the panel options are the same as mine)


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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2014, 10:32:31 AM »
next step..

click smooth tool to make the merge panel disappear... and because your model may be out of range, click show all to get your model in view.


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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2014, 10:34:50 AM »
kk next

you can use the cut off tool to verify your model inside...

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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2014, 10:38:31 AM »
oki, if you did verify you model inside.. click CTRL-Z to undo...

now is the fun part....

Right click on your Item layer and choose make hull


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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2014, 10:43:06 AM »
after a few seconds, you can use the cut tool again to verify your thickness. see the part showed by the arrow.. that would have been a no way with any polygonal modeler , because that detail is thinner than the hull thickness... but with Voxels, no problems :)


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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2014, 10:47:33 AM »
next re-export your hollowed model...

btw, you can decimate it here til 50%... you will find back your original model polycount (x2 because of hollowed part)... at import, 3D coat doubles your model polycount to make sure no details are missed, so at export, you can re-decimate at 50%)


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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2014, 10:48:02 AM »
export menu


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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2014, 10:50:01 AM »
Then, final step... re-import that hollow model in Pscan (that will replace your original non hollowed model.. )


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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2014, 10:52:24 AM »
and then, do a texturing.... done...

Hope this helps..  :P 8)

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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2014, 11:04:39 AM »
btw, I forgot a step...

prior exporting your hollowed model from 3D coat, use the carve tool (inverted) to make a hole somewhere to remove the excess powder... hehe


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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2014, 11:05:42 AM »
Wow, thank you a lot FoodMan, very usefull tutorial!  ;)

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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2014, 11:15:07 AM »
You're welcome..

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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2014, 11:44:30 AM »
...and I guess this ends the mystery of the origins of your login name.  ;-)

thanks for the great step-by-step walkthrough!

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Re: Prepare Models For 3D Printing
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2014, 01:05:03 PM »
Foodman, awesome method!