Fan Art: Shapeways mirroring issue help

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  1. thedreaded1

    thedreaded1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm working on a project using Google Sketchup and when I upload the file to Shapeways(as a .dae file) the mirrored section of the object come out in the same direction as the original object. Not sure how to fix the problem. I've tried grouping them together and making them a single component. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :D 
     
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    How do you mirror the object in the first place? is it a component that you copy then flip?
    If so try right clicking on the mirrored component, 'make unique' and try playing with 'change axes'
     
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    Well that seemed to work but now I lost some of the prinitng options and the mirrored image is not located where i set it up to be.
     
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    Go "Make Component", Ctrl C & V, "Make Unique", then go "Flip Along" and choose your direction. Explode all, then export.
     
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    ^I changed it to a stl file and got it to work. thanks anyway!
     

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