Unwrapping train gets really weird

This section is for general discussion about Gadgets

Unwrapping train gets really weird

Postby wdwkr53 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:25 am

I am having trouble with this train unwrapping. I can do a long somewhat round object like a handle & it does fine with all sides. But when I use the same import technique, it gets weird. I can't seem to sort it out on my own. I uploaded screen shots to help explain what is happening. Diameter = 3", Length 6", Middle of object, Z = 3", Wrap X2A. My actual goal is to do a lion's head for the top of a walking stick that has a barley twist as the handle. Any suggestions?
Attachments
IMG_1455.JPG
long & somewhat round object does fine
IMG_1456.JPG
train ready for import
IMG_1457.JPG
train imported
IMG_1458.JPG
train wrapped
User avatar
wdwkr53
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:13 pm
Model of CNC Machine: 8020 Extrusion

Re: Unwrapping train gets really weird

Postby mezalick » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:00 am

Make sure you have the "Discard data below Zero plane" unchecked and when asked if you want to unwrap the model,,say yes..
Michael
Attachments
unwrapp.JPG
Michael Mezalick
https://carveddetails.com/catalog-book/
mm@mezalick.com
User avatar
mezalick
Vectric Wizard
 
Posts: 2225
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:07 am
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Model of CNC Machine: Camaster Cobra

Re: Unwrapping train gets really weird

Postby wdwkr53 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:31 pm

The result is the same. The video says that unwrapping will ignore the last 2 checkmark options anyway.
User avatar
wdwkr53
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:13 pm
Model of CNC Machine: 8020 Extrusion

Re: Unwrapping train gets really weird

Postby mezalick » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:40 pm

Can you send your file so I can look at it ???

Michael
mm@mezalick.com
Michael Mezalick
https://carveddetails.com/catalog-book/
mm@mezalick.com
User avatar
mezalick
Vectric Wizard
 
Posts: 2225
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:07 am
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Model of CNC Machine: Camaster Cobra

Re: Unwrapping train gets really weird

Postby wdwkr53 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:04 pm

The stl of the train isn't allowed, but here is the saved crv. thanks.
Attachments
Wrapped Output-train.crv3d
(311.5 KiB) Downloaded 79 times
User avatar
wdwkr53
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:13 pm
Model of CNC Machine: 8020 Extrusion

Re: Unwrapping train gets really weird

Postby mezalick » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:11 pm

I would look at your setting again.
Here are some pictures of what I get when I unwrap a model.
Make sure you are clicking on "Yes" to unwrap it

Michael
Attachments
settings.JPG
My settings
settings 2.JPG
Click "YES"
unwrapped 1.JPG
What my train looks like unwrapped
unwrapped 2.JPG
Train wrapped around axis
Michael Mezalick
https://carveddetails.com/catalog-book/
mm@mezalick.com
User avatar
mezalick
Vectric Wizard
 
Posts: 2225
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:07 am
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Model of CNC Machine: Camaster Cobra

Re: Unwrapping train gets really weird

Postby wdwkr53 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:53 am

I finally got it by CENTERNG the train before importing the model. After that, I could get it to work every time. I do remember something about if the original is way off in space, then centering it will at least give you some place to start. I guess I will continue centering the objects and try some more. Thanks for you help.
User avatar
wdwkr53
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:13 pm
Model of CNC Machine: 8020 Extrusion


Return to Gadgets - General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest