Help modifying stl files

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  1. M071

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    20180803_083424.jpg I need help modifying stl files for my printing. The main problem I'm having is making them thin on the inside. I'm posting a picture of my forearm . To show my problems. Any help would much appreciated

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  2. MoeSizzlac

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    I could try helping. not guaranteeing anything but I'll give it a shot. Do you have an STL file I could look at. Maybe a forearm or something?
     
  3. M071

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    Yes I have the file and would be happy to send to you . What is the best way to get over to you ?
     
  4. TurboCharizard

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    Meshmixer is your friend here. You could use either the "Extrude" command with a negative offset in the normal direction to create a second smaller body or the "Hollow" command and set your preferred wall thickness and then make a cylinder to cut out using Boolean subtraction to remove the second wall that's in the way.

    There's a few other ways to fiddle around with the program using plane cuts but extrude and hollow are definitely the easiest.
     
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  5. MoeSizzlac

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    E-mail if it is less than 10MB (moesizzlac (at) yahoo (dot) com). Dropbox with a link if it is greater than 10MB would be preferred.

    Meshmixer is a great tool too. I don't have a whole lot of experience with it though but I have seen great things done with it.

    Me, since I have some blender experience, I would probably start by stretching and skewing the inside portion of the model. If that fails, I would delete it and add a solidify modification to only the outside model to create a uniform wall thickness that works for printing.
     
  6. M071

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    I emailed the files let me know what you can do .
    I did my best with meshmixer but modifying 3D files is just not my strong suit but I'm pretty good at printing them lol
     
  7. MoeSizzlac

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    I modded the non fixed one and gave it a wall thickness that should be alright for printing. If you want the wall to be thicker, I can also do that. Sent it to you as a .zip because yahoo mail was giving me trouble sending a .stl.

     

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