[Sidefx-houdini-list] 3d printing

Antoine Durr antoinedurr at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 12:10:15 EDT 2018


Sounds like a very heavy mesh, but yeah, polydoctor can take some substantial time if stuff is really messed up.  It might be worth going upstream on your SOP network and figuring out where the non-manifold elements are introduced.  What printer are you using?

— Antoine

> On Sep 26, 2018, at 9:08 AM, herman02 at netvigator.com wrote:
> 
> thanks for the reply.
> 
> antoine, simon> everytime I use polydoc, the computer just hang there for minutes and do not respond, I eventually have to close the program and open it again. may be my file is too messy.
> 
> gary> is mesh mixer, formlabs free software, may be I will try before bringing the file to the lab.
> 
> cheers
> Herman
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gary Jaeger" <gary at corestudio.com>
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> We’ve just been exporting obj files and running them through Mesh Mixer and the Formlabs software. Seems to fix any issues and they print perfectly
> 
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>> On Sep 26, 2018, at 9:03 AM, herman02 at netvigator.com wrote:
>> 
>> hi all, 
>> 
>> I'm using the Houdini geometry for 3d printing, I use save geometry as .stl file, for some reason, the more high ended 3d printers can read the file while the cheaper version couldn't read it. Wonder is there any procedure in Houdini to clean up the file before exporting as object or 3d printing? 
>> 
>> thanks. 
>> 
>> kind regards 
>> Herman 
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