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Posted · Why is cura not working for my print.

I have been trying to figure this out for hours. Every time I combine these meshes in Maya, the cura print software tells me there is an error in xray mode I have no idea what the error is. Please




 1150571177_Screenshot(3).thumb.png.e4dd363562131d164ed3febe886241db.png The two meshes separated.

1009658462_Screenshot(4).thumb.png.677b4f6a8d32f1c990140ef7d02f4558.png After I combined them, merged them, and Cleaned them up. 

421857604_Screenshot(6).thumb.png.d840ef714b0a5924099bc5e778cc0ee2.pngWhat it looks like in cura. 

852454992_Screenshot(5).thumb.png.1a6dd376771392308cd85fdfe3e2e7fa.png X Ray mode in cura telling me there is an error. 

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Posted · Why is cura not working for my print.

Sketchup and Maya seem to be the two CAD programs that have a lot of trouble making solids.


When you merged these parts it kept the inner walls (which shouldn't exist).  The red means there is an odd number of walls passed through if you trace a line from your eye to the red areas and beyond.  That should never happen.  never.  It means it's not a solid.


I don't know maya so I'm not sure how you fix this.


Did you try slicing it anyway to see what it looks like in preview mode?


You can experiment also with the "mesh repair" options in cura.  Or you can repair this in netfabb (you have to create a free account to repair an STL file on netfabbs website but it works very well).  I recommend you ask a Maya expert what you did wrong.

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