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His and Her Owls

by ErikJDurwoodII, published

His and Her Owls by ErikJDurwoodII Mar 10, 2012

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As a gift for two friends of mine who's wedding I am officiating, I slightly modified and printed these two owls based (almost completely) on the excellent model by Cushwa.

I just added the top hat and flower head-band.

Enjoy!

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To follow-up on my post below: I fixed the "inside-out" owl problem and did a successful test print using MakerWare and an MBot Cube 2. I posted the updated STL files at the following link: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi.... If you are using MakerWare, download *that* STL file.

For those with MakerWare issues: the right owl has inverted normals -- they're all facing inwards. So each "outer" surface of the female owl is interpretted as an interior surface. This is why it shows up weird in MakerWare (it's displaying the interior of an object), and it doesn't print properly, because it's not sure what to do.

I loaded the STL file in Blender and was able to verify this is the case. All I had to do was select all the faces of the right owl (switch to orthographic front-facing, numpad-1, numpad-5, and then 'b' for box select). Then on the left-menu there is a button for "Normals -> Flip Direction". Once I did that, I re-exported to STL and it looks fine in MakerWare. I haven't tried printing it yet, but if it works I will upload the updated STL as a derivative of this one.

I had this problem with some simpler models that I made in Blender: I created some surfaces/objects, but some of the normals were facing the wrong way and MakerWare freaked out and printed garbage. If you are making a model in Blender, you can switch to edit mode, open the properties menu ("N" key), select the "Normals->Show Face" button, and then set the size to 1.0 or higher. Any outer surface of your model should have the normal extending outwards into open air, not into the model.

nettfab (http://cloud.netfabb.com/) will fix the problem! :-)

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etotheipi on Aug 13, 2013 said:

To follow-up on my post below: I fixed the "inside-out" owl problem and did a successful test print using MakerWare and an MBot Cube 2. I posted the updated STL files at the following link: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi.... If you are using MakerWare, download *that* STL file.

etotheipi on Aug 13, 2013 said:

For those with MakerWare issues: the right owl has inverted normals -- they're all facing inwards. So each "outer" surface of the female owl is interpretted as an interior surface. This is why it shows up weird in MakerWare (it's displaying the interior of an object), and it doesn't print properly, because it's not sure what to do.

I loaded the STL file in Blender and was able to verify this is the case. All I had to do was select all the faces of the right owl (switch to orthographic front-facing, numpad-1, numpad-5, and then 'b' for box select). Then on the left-menu there is a button for "Normals -> Flip Direction". Once I did that, I re-exported to STL and it looks fine in MakerWare. I haven't tried printing it yet, but if it works I will upload the updated STL as a derivative of this one.

I had this problem with some simpler models that I made in Blender: I created some surfaces/objects, but some of the normals were facing the wrong way and MakerWare freaked out and printed garbage. If you are making a model in Blender, you can switch to edit mode, open the properties menu ("N" key), select the "Normals->Show Face" button, and then set the size to 1.0 or higher. Any outer surface of your model should have the normal extending outwards into open air, not into the model.

3D-Druck-Discount on Jul 22, 2013 said:

nettfab (http://cloud.netfabb.com/) will fix the problem! :-)

rechena on Jul 4, 2013 said:

Hi, I've just opened it on Slic3r and its only printing one of the owls.. any idea why? Thanks
Excellent work btw :)

furicks on Apr 21, 2013 said:

When I open this file in MakerWare the female owl is a dark shade of grey and wont print. Any idea how to fix that?

3D-Druck-Discount on Jul 22, 2013 said:

same problem here

MrAdventure on Nov 14, 2012 said:

This was my first print.  I was amazed how great the feathers look.  My extruder was a little hot for the top hat, which made it melt crooked, so it looks like he has a battered old hat.  It still looks great.
 

buravchik on Sep 16, 2012 said:

This model prints ideally without any artifacts!

scotta3d on May 11, 2012 said:

this is very cool, too

RickyLee on May 7, 2012 said:

is there any way to print these guys separate?

3daybreaker on May 5, 2012 said:

These are great indeed. And big too, so I scaled them down for first try.

Grey and Yellow went fine but as you can see on the left, my black PLA gave e troubble :-)

Thanks for this thing

toehead on Mar 11, 2012 said:

I flubbed a print that left an owl without horns, so I glued on a tophat. Then I saw this! Fantastic model man!

cushwa on Mar 11, 2012 said:

That is AWESOME! Thanks so much for doing this. What a great idea!. That is Sweet! I love it.

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