Before we get started - I'm a total newbie to Blender. So, take my terminology use with a grain of salt as I'm probably not using the correct words.
I'm trying to make a lantern. I built one in Blender, sent off a .obj file to a friend to "proof-read", and they sent it back to me (I believe they use 3DS MAX).
Now my lantern looks like this:
The shading is weird, but since this project is for 3D printing, I don't really care too much about that. However, I'm concerned that the apparently missing faces won't print properly.
I tried using the features to auto-create faces with the correct vertices selected, but nothing happened. So I thought maybe it was a display issue. But when I turned on face normal display, those two 'faces' are missing normals entirely, so I suspect that they're not there but the auto-create tool can't fill in the space for some reason.
Edit:After repairing the lantern partially with lint, I'm getting a strange issue where the lint is repeatedly asking me to delete what seems to be working vertices. See the left side for several deleted vertices, and the right for an untouched side. The currently selected vertices are the ones it is describing as lint.