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Scaling a planter & scaling thickness differently

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Scaling a planter & scaling thickness differently

Sorry for the noob question, I'm still trying to wrap my head around what tools exist & how to use them.


I want to scale up this planter model by 2.5x but I only want the thickness of the walls to be 1.5x as thick. Is this possible? If so, how would I go about doing it?


Much appreciation ๐Ÿ™

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in reply to: Anonymous

You can scale up by a factor using EDIT/Transform. Make sure UniformScaling is checked and set the factor in ScaleX(orY orZ) by clicking on the current value (1 by default).

This scales the wall thickness as well.

To get a different thickness ( fear this will result in gap between the outer and inner part) you would need to discard the interior surfaces and reconstruct it using SELECT>Edit>Offset. 

Note: this model comes with a minimal number of long stretched triangles. You would need to SELECT/Edit/Remesh first to give it more density....

Think its much easier to rebuild that model with a different thickness from scratch with a BRep based application (like Fusion360)

Gunter Weber
Triangle Artisan

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in reply to: MagWeb

Thanks for pointing me at select > Edit > Offset..., that appears to be approximately the right tool. But I guess the real answer is "rebuild this in Fusion 360."  Which is fine but now I have to learn how to use that tool as well. But ultimately I think that's what I want to know so a worthwhile investment.



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