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Pet monster Chubs

by andreas, published

Pet monster Chubs by andreas Jan 31, 2012

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This is my very first model for a 3d printer so I'd love to have feedback from you.

Updated information will be posted in the Instructions below.

It's a little pet monster for the 3d artist mag contest and it's supposed to be a decoration item.

Please let me know if this model can be printed or if the details are to small. I'll try to fix problems with the model.

I don't own a 3d printer so I'm not sure if everything is as it should be.

View Turntable here (bottom of the page):
andreas-boehler.de/en/galerie/

Best regards,
Andreas

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Thanks for explaining this to me, I'll try to upload a lowpoly version soon. As I've no personal experience of how a 3d printer works this kind of information is really helping me to understand it!

I'd like to throw in some observations. "Higher Resolution" in this instance should refer to a model having more polygons. Both of these models have about 337,000 faces, so they are only scaled wrt each other. That isn't necessary. All printers software can scale a model. Reducing the number of faces would help speed up the slice time, and since most printers aren't very high resolution the lower faces wouldn't be noticable in the 3d print. I'm glad you upped a version without the hole, since I like to print hollow objects and having a hole in the model makes that mroe difficult to achieve. I'd say both models 50mm tall one high res (300k polys) and low res (30k polys). But this can be done by anyone with meshlab so not really an issue.

PS: I've never used Skeinforge so I don't know what the problem may be but the model is 100% flat on the ground and the tentacles are flat, too. My blind guess would be that the suckers irritate the sofware because they are near the ground.

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Instructions

The model is supposed to be printed in one piece.

Update 1: Orientation fixed.

Update 2: Chubs v2.1
As a result of the prints of Zarquon, mrtaylor and print3dXYZ and the feedback I've received so far I did the following changes:
-> no hole
-> higher resolution
-> about 110mm in hight (old one had 50mm)
-> exagerated details for better visibility

Update 3: Added new pictures.

Update 4: Chubs v2.2
-> Changed the spots on his head.
-> Now available as LowRes (50mm) and HiRes (110mm) version.
-> Updated the images.

Update 5: The LowRes Version is now also LowPoly ;)


Please let me know what you think, thanks!

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cyclone on Feb 2, 2012 said:

I'd like to throw in some observations. "Higher Resolution" in this instance should refer to a model having more polygons. Both of these models have about 337,000 faces, so they are only scaled wrt each other. That isn't necessary. All printers software can scale a model. Reducing the number of faces would help speed up the slice time, and since most printers aren't very high resolution the lower faces wouldn't be noticable in the 3d print. I'm glad you upped a version without the hole, since I like to print hollow objects and having a hole in the model makes that mroe difficult to achieve. I'd say both models 50mm tall one high res (300k polys) and low res (30k polys). But this can be done by anyone with meshlab so not really an issue.

andreas on Feb 2, 2012 said:

Thanks for explaining this to me, I'll try to upload a lowpoly version soon. As I've no personal experience of how a 3d printer works this kind of information is really helping me to understand it!

StupidInventor on Feb 1, 2012 said:

Cool design! What program did you use to make it?

andreas on Feb 1, 2012 said:

Thanks, I used ZBrush for this character.

Zarquon on Feb 1, 2012 said:

I like this contest so I'm interested in helping people develop there models. Here is an imgur gallery of some more pictures of how this one came out. http://imgur.com/a/ONlaa

As the other people mentioned the hole in the middle doesn't help much. It caused that little dent on top of the head on my print. I just used a fairly default print setup to make it and that could no doubt be fixed with some setting changes.

I'm not sure if all the tentacles are totally flat t
o the bottom. Skeinforge decided it needed to raft some of them but I can't see why.

The detail in the eyes was almost completely lost.

It is nice and watertight. That's semi rare for the curved artistic models.

Good luck with the contest and thanks for the nice model.

andreas on Feb 1, 2012 said:

ps: tentacles should be totally flat as they're cut there but I'll check that.

andreas on Feb 1, 2012 said:

Thanks for your feedback, very helpful! The printed model looks pretty rough, is this a given when printed or would I be able to change something to make it smoother when printed?

I'll upload a version without a hole soon. Any ideas how I could see which details will be visible when printed? Kind of hard when one has no experience whatsoever with printed models so thanks for helping me out!

mrtaylor on Feb 1, 2012 said:

I like it. I am printing one now. I think the hole in the middle uses more plastic then if you left it out. Also it take more time to print the hole. I will post a picture when it finishes. Thank you :)

andreas on Feb 1, 2012 said:

Thanks for your reply, I'll post a version without a hole. Any tips how to prepare it for a smoother print result? :)

laird on Feb 1, 2012 said:

Very cute. I love the expression.

It looks printable to me, though the end of the tentacle that curles up at teh end might need a little support material. But I won't have my printer for a few weeks, so I can't prove it.

For a printer that deposits plastic (i.e. the ones hobbiests use) you don't need to create a hole in the midd
le, as the printing sottware knows how to print things as hollow "shells" automatically. For higher end printers, making them hollow as you did (such as printing on Shapeways) will save a lot of money. So thanks!

andreas on Feb 1, 2012 said:

That's good to know! I'll keep that in mind and upload versions with and without a shell!

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