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Checking for holes in mesh/Capping holes
show user profile  tenka1
Hi, quick question for people who know 3d max and modeling for industrials purposes, etc. I'm creating a model that needs to be '3d printed' and the printer is complaining about holes in the mesh. Is there any way in max to check for these holes or slightly off vertexes that may need to be capped? The model is large with over 1000 polys so going through by hand to check for a tiny hole is impossible.

Thanks for any help. I'm using Max 6.1 btw.
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4/28/2008 4:35:38 PM (last edit: 4/28/2008 4:35:38 PM)
show user profile  ulisei
add a meshsmooth and watch the resulting mesh-topology.
whereever an error occour your mesh needs repair.

greetings, U.

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4/28/2008 4:39:05 PM (last edit: 4/28/2008 4:39:05 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
go into border mode within editable poly and select all by dragging a selection box over everything or hitting Ctrl+A, this will select any holes in the mesh, highlight them in red and tell you how many edges are selected below the modifier stack, its easier to see them in wireframe mode

[edit] hmm 6.1? hope edit poly was added back then

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4/28/2008 4:40:55 PM (last edit: 4/28/2008 4:42:03 PM)
show user profile  Dejitarujin
Or there's always the STL Check modifier - designed specifically for when MAX is being used with a 3D printer. But it can be used even without the printer to find topology errors.
Specialty: Non-organic modelling and effects.
Setup: 3D Studio 2010 with finalRender.
Rig: No, no I can't.
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4/28/2008 5:17:56 PM (last edit: 4/28/2008 5:17:56 PM)
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