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  1. That does look interesting! It isn't one I've seen mentioned before.
  2. I just downloaded it at work, and tried running it through the netfabb tool that Nicolinux linked to above, and it can't open the file. Netfabb is a tool to repair invalid meshes. I made sure the mesh I made you was valid before I uploaded the file. That being said, I ran it thorough Netfabb's cloud service (here) and it spat back an error. Once I removed the underscore from my file name, though, it worked fine. I've never used the download version of Netfabb, but perhaps that's the issue? In any case, here's Netfabb's "fixed" version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/syyxxdz8oil32jl/msnew_fixed.stl?dl=0 Thanks so much for taking the time to help me! Hopefully I can figure out what I'm doing wrong. I haven't had a chance to try it out tonight, I had to go out searching for ugly Christmas sweaters for the kids for school tomorrow. Nothing like waiting until the last minute to tell me, but that's typical.
  3. I just downloaded it at work, and tried running it through the netfabb tool that Nicolinux linked to above, and it can't open the file.
  4. Thanks, I'll give it a try when I get home later, and let you know!
  5. Don't beat yourself up over it, it takes practice Out of curiosity, why did you choose Blender? Were you already familiar with it? I only chose it because I found a YouTube tutorial showing how to do what I was looking to do using Blender. Is there another program that is better, or easier to use?
  6. I'm not sure the answer to your Blender question. I will have to check once I get home later tonight.
  7. I'd really like to know where I went wrong. This whole world is new to me, and extremely frustrating. If a seemingly very easy thing can go so terribly wrong, I'm not sure how I'll ever be able to do some of the things I've seen.
  8. Here is a link to a .png version of the 2D file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jqied941kmcohya/ms2a_vectorized.png?dl=0 and here is a link to a .svg version of the 2D file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/95lsy3mxrezy8ha/ms2a_vectorized.svg?dl=0 Unfortunately, I'm at work, and I neglected to email myself the version with a transparent background that I used to create the file at home. Hopefully you can do something with one of these. Thanks!
  9. OK, here is a dropbox link to the .stl file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/u87wecmq869a6pp/msresized.stl?dl=0
  10. I'm not sure how to attach files here. I'd love if someone could take a look at the .stl file that I created in blender and tell me what is wrong with it.
  11. Thanks, I will try that netfabb tool and see what's going on.
  12. Sorry for the noob question. I am a software designer, and the learning curve for this is so steep for me! I created a simple model in Blender. I just took a 2D logo for my band, and extruded it to be 3D. It looks great, and seems like it should be fairly simple. My first issue is that even though the size of the object in Blender is large, when I open the .stl file in Cura it is about 1mm big. How do I save it so that it opens in the correct size? I was able (after a while of dealing with some issues of the CuraEngine.exe crashing) to resize it in Cura and save a .stl file in the size I want. My second issue is that I can't get Cura to generate gcode at the larger size. Cura becomes very sluggish and unresponsive. It never updates the estimated time to print the object, and won't let me save the gcode. Sometimes it will let me save a gcode file, but it is empty. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I've used Cura several times to print files that I found online, with no issues. Is there something wrong with my .stl file? Why wouldn't it tell me if there is something wrong with it? Like I said, it is a very simple model, much simpler than some I've printed already. I could send my .stl file to you if someone would be willing to take a look at it for me. Thanks!
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