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3D Print questions

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:18 pm
by GFisher
I have a couple of questions about the 3D Print Toolbox and Mesh Analysis panels. I've looked at the documentation, asked on BlenderArtists and watched Dolf's Blender for 3D Printing videos without finding answers.

What do the samples represent when I'm using the Mesh Analysis panel to measure Thickness.

What are bad contiguous edges, and what is done to fix them?

Thanks.

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:12 am
by GFisher
Well, I figured out part of the question.

Bad contiguous edges are where the normals of two polygons that share an edge face in opposite directions; an inside facing polygon next to an outside facing polygon.

At least its documented now.

Still puzzled by the samples.

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:40 am
by treatment
What kind of samples?

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:16 pm
by GFisher
In Edit mode, if you look at the Mesh Analysis panel in the 3D View Properties Panel and choose the Type: Thickness, you can choose the range of thicknesses that you want to trace with the mesh analysis. That I understand.

There is also a control that allows you to set a value for Samples from 1 to 32. I wanted to find out more about what this control does and what the samples are samples of.