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This is the cat that we found to put on the MakerBot Digitizer platform for the photo out to all the folks who had signed up on the mailing list.
The Good: It's a great model for scanning because it doesn't have any occlusions. Occlusions are like the armpits of things that are there, but not always seen. This model doesn't have any of that which is great.
The Challenge: LASER CAT is a ceramic model that has a shiny, reflective coating. When lasers hit reflective things they bounce and that makes it hard to scan. To make it non-reflective. I sprayed it down with some dry shampoo which is a powder spray that has rice starch in it. A light coating with this stuff in a well ventilated area meant that it scanned easily on the first try!
I had to scale this down a little bit in MakerBot Makerware to fit into the MakerBot Replicator 2.
LASER CAT by bre is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure bre would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!