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Julia Vase #011 - Heatwave

by virtox, published

Julia Vase #011 - Heatwave by virtox Aug 1, 2013

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Description

Heatwave
Part of the Julia Vase collection:
thingiverse.com/virtox/collections/julia-vase
Circa 12.5 cm high.
About 11 cm diameter.
Three versions:
Solid - Use vase/perimeter print settings in your software
Shell - Use surface print option in software
Walls - Predefined walls 1.5 to 2mm

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I scaled this up by 80% making it 22.5 CM high and over 4 times the standard volume. At this size It took my 4 year old PC six hours to slice with Slic3r! I Thought the program had crashed due to the complexity but eventually the G-code popped out. Print time was 15 hours with a .25mm layer height. This was the tallest thing I've printed so far and the results were fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
Great Design! Printed perfectly using slic3r 1.0.0RC2 / Repetier V0.95F in Spiral vase mode with 1 mm bottom (1 x 0.2 + 9 x 0.1 solid layers), blue PLA, took about 12 hours to print - perfect! Thank you for postng your vase designs here.
You need 2 to 3 walls (perimeters).
2 perimeters hold water, but to be sure print 3 perimeters.

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Instructions

I printed the "Wall" file in Fluorescence Green PLA on an Up Plus with 0.3 mm layer thickness, no support, normal speed.
The green is nearly impossible to photograph ;-)

I am currently printing the "Solid" file on an Up plus at 0.15mm with the 'surface' setting at fast speed. About two hours total time.
This setting results in a single perimeter vase with a thin bottom.
(It automatically removes the top)

Strangely though, the "Shell" file printed on Up plus with surface option does not print the bottom. So Up software is bit funky. This file is for the "Shell" option in Up or the Vase/Spiral vase function in other software.


I scaled this up by 80% making it 22.5 CM high and over 4 times the standard volume. At this size It took my 4 year old PC six hours to slice with Slic3r! I Thought the program had crashed due to the complexity but eventually the G-code popped out. Print time was 15 hours with a .25mm layer height. This was the tallest thing I've printed so far and the results were fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
Great Design! Printed perfectly using slic3r 1.0.0RC2 / Repetier V0.95F in Spiral vase mode with 1 mm bottom (1 x 0.2 + 9 x 0.1 solid layers), blue PLA, took about 12 hours to print - perfect! Thank you for postng your vase designs here.
My question with vases is always going to be, "Will this hold water?" i have printed so many vases that have such a thin base and thin walls which wont hold any water making the vase useless for anything other than dried arrangements.

So oh great makers, does it hold water :)
You need 2 to 3 walls (perimeters).
2 perimeters hold water, but to be sure print 3 perimeters.
What program have you used to make things like this?
Ok, you all convinced me, I will be releasing solids and shells as soon as I can :-)
Looks really good! How much does it weight?
Thank you :-) It weighs about 90 grams.
Thanks for sharing you design with us!
Before printing this, I did think a solid file would be nice to have so I could have a "single wall" BUT now that I have printed it using slightly translucent (ruby PLA and zero fill) I think letting it have a "double wall" looks great. I think the light passing through two walls creates a more interesting and beautiful piece or art. pics here thingiverse.com/make:42975
Thank you :-D
Very pretty. Nice name, too :)
Thanks :-)
Took 1 hr to slice and still printing 9+ hr but awesome vase!
:-) Thanks, seriously though, 1 hour slicing? What do you use? I need to get a feel for what is out there and acceptable.
My computer is slow i use slicer and repiter. Plus didnt think the walls were designed like that so i did 4 perimiters
Oh and what is the average acceptable poly count for you guys to slice within reasonable time?
Ok, since demand is great, I am seriously considering releasing the solid objects.

The problem with this is the fact that this would implicitly require you to make a "derivative" and for now I do not feel comfortable allowing/encouraging derivatives.

As I am an artist trying to make a living, I have to be a bit careful with what I share and under what conditions.

Now I really understand that most of you are REALLY NICE guys and fully respect the CC licenses under which these files are released.
In practice I spend too much time chasing after people and companies that do not.

I hate that part of my job as it is preferably spend on designing and creating new stuff.

And as you hopefully understand makes me cautious with releasing new files, and how.

That said, I put up these files here with love for the maker community.
So I will do my best to accommodate your requests.
My suggestion would be to release as you do today - CCnC By A - simply as a solid and a vase version in the same Thing. There would be no need to allow a "derivative", as you are not creating a new object when you are slicing...

Today there is nothing preventing me from slicing and printing this as a solid - but you license "prevents" me from doing anything with it that you've not allowed.
I'd also love to see the solid version. Most of the slicers have some great settings for vases, but you can't really make the most out of them if the object is not designed solid.

Regarding making a living, maybe you should set up flattr on your vases? Not sure how well it works, but maybe it's worth a try.
Thanks for your vote, and the tip, I'll look into that! Sounds fun!
Beautiful design!
Thank you :-)
Amazing stuff as always.

Is it possible to get these as a "solid" object, I.E not hollowed out into a vase? - so you can use the vase settings in various slicers to generate single wall thick prints that print beautifully.
+1 for the solid as well! I love the entire Julia vase series. Having the solid version would make them much faster to slice as well as print. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks :-) And noted!
I would also very much appreciate solid versions, there much faster to slice (this vase takes 25 minutes) and you can choose your wall wide by setting the number of perimeters.
How well does it work with overhangs/vertical floor/wall-thickness?
Ah yes, I got that same suggestion on G+

I will certainly keep it in mind for future projects as in many cases the shell is the easier part to make.

But as these are actually precursors for dualstrusion models I am first trying to find a "wall thickness" suitable for everyone.

Also how wel does this "auto-shelling" work with sharp overhangs?
Such as the bridges in vase #001 - Aqua
At least in Slic3r there is a "generate extra perimeters where needed" -function that takes care of it, I think. Never actually tried it with a vase. (:
+1 for that. Solid vase models are easiest to print.
Vote counted :-)
I would love to do this myself and post it, unfortunately, the no derivatives license is an obstacle.
Yes, I am aware I impose certain restrictions ;-)
Suggestions for model improvements are always welcome. But I can not guarantee they will happen ;-)
So for now the files are provided as-is and derivatives are not in line with my idea of where this should go.
No offense :-)
Beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing!
You're welcome :-)
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