Help? Bumblebee

Hi, I’m new :slight_smile: Made a bumblebee. Started in Smoothie3D and now working on it in Sketchup. It should be only 3 cm, max 4 cm. I have a few questions. I would like to make the legs thicker, but does not work with scale-tool in Sketchup (wrong directions). Second problem: when I import it in Meshmixer I get a strange file in different colors and it is smooth. When I import a ring it is also colored and cannot do much with it. (Exported it as obj.) Another question: I maybe want do do something like the geometric tiger in gold, can this be done with a plugin, which one? Reduce the triangles how? Is that possible with my bumblebee? Many thanks :slight_smile:
Tiger: SketchUp 3D Printed Jewelry Challenge | 3D Printing Blog | i.materialise

you will need to dissect your bumblebee to work on different pieces…

you will find scaling it up to meters first much easier…

MeshLab uses a completely different rendering engine and will never look the same as SU…

john

1 Like