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Bug Reports / Centering a model
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:14:03 PM »
I have a question that might be a bug report but I'm never sure with Meshmixer as it isn't always intuitive (I do love it by the way!).

I still use an old version of MM as I almost daily use it to arange 3D models - I want to center them all the same to make working with them more easy.

In version number 10.10.170 (version 2.7 maybe?) when I would click the print icon it would instantly center my model on the build platform.

I have downloaded and tested lots of versipns since but the print tool has changed, I see also a packing tool but this takes ages and doesn't work for me. I doesn't place the models dead center flat on the origin:

Questions & Troubleshooting / Viewing and editing inside a mesh
« on: January 10, 2018, 05:06:33 AM »

I couldn't find info on this and I have been trying to do this a few times over the years:

I have made a mesh hollow for 3D printing. Sometimes I add a hole on the bottom and sometimes not. How can I edit the inside surface. I would like to resculpt some parts but is there a way to change the view easily? The outside surfaces are in the way. I could maybe cut them and try to join them later but that seems too destructive..


I have used Autodesk Project Miller at the time, I believe it's test results have been used to add the Make solid tool in MeshMixer.

However: I haven't been able to get close to the results I had with Project Miller, that worked every time after you chose the strenghth of the effect (coarse to fine, extreme etc).

Does anybody know what I mean and how to set the MeshMixer Make solid tool so that I can fix hard to print models without the mesh turning into Swiss cheese? I never had that with PM..

I know you can set the quality higher than 512 but then it just takes forever without the results I would like.

Questions & Troubleshooting / 123D apps
« on: May 25, 2016, 01:50:05 PM »
Since a while I noticed MeshMixer isn't on the 123D app list anymore, the Autodesk website is now forwarded to too. Is MeshMixer still from Autodesk? The 123D models don't list MeshMixer anymore either. Is there a reason for this? I think Autodesk should give more attention to MM..

Questions & Troubleshooting / Select all or multiple objects
« on: January 28, 2016, 02:50:45 PM »
Hello, I couldn't find this in the software or on the forum:

Is there an easy way/hotkey to select multiple or all objects in the object browser? I want to select a long list of small meshes, do I really have to click them all with Control pushed or is there another way? CTRL+A does work with one mesh but not in the object browser window..

Wish List / Puzzle cut option
« on: December 03, 2015, 04:58:09 AM »
Sorry is this is possible already (don't think so)  ;)

Often I have the wish to cut a model in smaller pieces and I think puzzle pieces would be a great way (apart from artistic reasons which I would also love). I have seen an OpenSCAD puzzle cut thing but can't understand it and there seem to be some difficulties.

So I thought to ask for it in my favourite software.

Is it possible to add this, and also for organic models to make a shrinkwrap of puzzle pieces with an offset? Maybe to hollow a model first like a head and have that cut into puzzle pieces?

Yesterday I saw this video:

It's about fixing a colored model and it has info about amazing functions in MeshMixer that I didn't know about. Where can I find more things like this? I would really like to know more about MeshMixer and I know a complete manual is alot of work..

But maybe people could list some things here that I and probably most beginners don't know? The ''double click an edge to select the surrounding triangles'' is a perfect example that can save people a lot of time.

I know one tip that I found a while ago listed by RMS at an update, P picks the color in paint mode.

Also: are there more MeshMixer 101 videos planned? I liked those and I always tell people that want to start with MM to watch those, they are easy and do show some nice things that are possible.

Wish List / Adding text or images
« on: September 07, 2014, 08:39:42 AM »

First of all I would like to say I'm very happy with MeshMixer, it's the best! I'm new to the forum but I have been reading the posts for a while.

I work with 3D printers a lot (printing with different brands and types for people) and I love the direction MM is taking towards 3D printing. Which brings me to one of the things I would love to see added to the already extensive possiblities: adding text and maybe pictures (to be extruded).

I have used the mesh program VisCAM RP for all my editing but sadly that has been bought by Materialise some time ago and it will not be continued. MeshMixer is in many ways an alternative but if I want to add text I still use my VisCAM license.

Below are 2 pictures from VisCAM, for pictures (like a logo) you can choose colors for back- or foreground to extrude on a surface.

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