Sappho's Head

by LukeChilson, published

Sappho's Head by LukeChilson Dec 13, 2011

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Artec has quite the fancy collections of 3d Scans over at artec3d.com/gallery/3d-models/ .
This model is of the scan of Soppho's Head. I think this model is absolutely beautiful and was thrilled to find it. The STL has been given a flat bottom and fixed for holes in netfabb.

I printed her in White PLA from ProtoParadigm. At arms length she looks like she was cast in plaster.

UPDATE: Added a slic3r friendly version by richrap that is half sized and tilted back 5 degrees.

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one of the coolest things on thingiverse. imho

I printed a larger version in two parts last week, fixed overhangs with epoxy, painted the whole thing, and made a video of it: http://blog.ponoko.com/2012/08...

The only way I could get it to work in Slic3r was by reducing the number of faces, the derivative (half sized) version has a simplified mesh, It should not make any difference to the quality printed at this smaller size, and works with Slic3r.

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donb on Mar 11, 2013 said:

one of the coolest things on thingiverse. imho

techknight on Aug 16, 2012 said:

I printed a larger version in two parts last week, fixed overhangs with epoxy, painted the whole thing, and made a video of it: http://blog.ponoko.com/2012/08...

Necrotek on May 25, 2012 said:

I can't get this to slice in Slic3r - it hangs at about 10%. even after running through netfab, I can't get Gcode from the model. any advice?

LukeChilson on May 27, 2012 said:

It happens for me as well, every other engine can seem to take it. I've submitted a bug report though I wonder if it could just be too high resolution. I'll try a lower res version.

Artyom on Jan 15, 2012 said:

Hi Luke and all,

I am Art Yukhin, co-founder and President of Artec (www.artec3d.com).

I have just discovered Thingiverse thing) and was very pleased to find your post about printing out one of the scans from our gallery (Sappho) and also post of gpvillamil (http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... about printing out Tarbosaurus skull.

We were not sure if we had to continue uploading new scans made with Artec3d scanners to our gallery but now I am pretty sure that this was a good idea. It's nice to see people use and enjoy it. Please come up with some ideas on what is cool to print out and we will try to find and scan it when we have some spare time.



Landru on Jan 5, 2012 said:

What were the settings for the one with the orange in the pic?

LukeChilson on Jan 5, 2012 said:

Height: ~200mm

Weight: 76 grams

Outer Layer Thickness: 60 Microns

Slicing: Netfabb - High Quality, 6mm between infill, No support

Machine: Ultimaker

Plastic: 3mm Silver PLA from ProtoParadigm - https://www.protoparadigm.com/...

richgain on Jan 2, 2012 said:

I printed a 75% sized version of Sappho's bust on my eMaker Huxley and it came out beautifully.

I used an extra fan to cool the steep angles and when it reached the chin, I paused the printing and quickly fashioned some crude scaffolding to catch the 'mid-air' extrusion.

Undertaker on Dec 28, 2011 said:

Great... I'll print one.. Really I like it

techknight on Dec 16, 2011 said:

I made one in silver ABS today, turned out great!

BrazenArtifice on Dec 15, 2011 said:

Everybody needs a bust of a beautiful, convention-scorning lyric poetess on their desk. Why else are we trying to make stuff if not to make the world more numinous?. Or maybe that's just me...

Thank you so much for making this available. I'm amazed that it printed so well on first attempt. Just a little looping under her right shoulder, and a touch of goatee under her chin. Now if someone would do the same scanning work on a statue of Aphrodite I would be over the moon!

RobH on Dec 14, 2011 said:

I just found that file a couple of days ago and printed it but I'm sure I didn't do as good a job getting it ready to print. I will have to try your file to see if it turns out better. Thanks for posting it.

LukeChilson on Dec 14, 2011 said:

I haven't done any work on the overhangs; the only real trouble is her chin and I think there is some artistic possibility there. Big fan of your work; how well does that printer handle this kind of geometry? I'll be interested to see if she comes out any different.