Baby Groot

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Baby Groot by Byambaa Jan 7, 2017

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Hello, my version of baby Groot from the upcoming blockbuster movie "Guardians of the Galaxy 2". The model resembles the baby groots appearance in the trailers of the movie.
I recommend using the high detail version to capture all the details i put on. But if your slicer freezes/crashes, use low detail version, as the high detail version has several million polygons and requires more RAM/computing power to be sliced. There are 2 versions of the model, one with brim and one without brim. Use the version with the brim for better adhesion. You will have to remove the brim after print to assemble it. Last thing: The model may be rotated once imported. Thats because Zbrush takes Y-coordinate to be the up-direction. Don't forget it to rotate by 90 as in the photos. Happy printing.

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Some users reported problems for using less than 20% infill. 20% prints fine.


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Check out a time lapse of my build. I love this model!

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Hi, I'm new to this whole thing of 3d printing. I loved this model. I saw there are 5 files. I read in the description that we have to use the one with the brim and high details. So, if I print the head with brim and body, do i need to cut the brim after printing? Also, what should I use to glue the body and head together?

Hello, yes you have to remove the brim after. This will be fairly easy. The body will hold the head fine, if you want you can glue them with super glue. good luck

Oh my golly mcnuggets!!!

Which filament did you use for the profile picture? Which supplier and color? Thanks.

Hello, its a wood filament from an unknown manufacturer. I was buying my printer and as the bundle, i had to choose some filaments, didn't know that the filament quality would count and chose 2 of this as the wood material. it has 210-230C written on it and other than that there is nothing. I now think it isn't a bad filament actually. looks nice.

Feb 28, 2017 - Modified Feb 28, 2017

Hey has anyone had any issues with the bottom of groots face? under the chin area, my printer is printing this pretty gnarly definitely not as good as the rest of the head. Are you printing with supports?


HI, actually nobody prints it with support. Maybe your layer height is so high, its higher layers couldn't get enough help from the lower layers to be built good enough.

Why doesn't it print? What is the problem you are having? I have printed this multiple times and it hasn't had a problem printing at all.

What are your settings in the Slicer? That will help us figure out your problem.

Question about printing the head; what is the best way? What did everyone else do?

I'm leaning towards printing with the skirt, but that means I need to cut off the base to attach it to the head.

If I print without the skirt, I think it will topple.

Finally, it doesn't look like printing in any other orientation will work well.

Use the head with the base and when done printing just pull the base off and clean up the edge. I have printed 3 heads this way and they all fit on both the bodies I have done. Make sure the head is upright when printing. I have printed in that orientation and have had no ill effects even without supports it prints perfect.

is that a mixtrack pro 3? thats what i have

Its Mixtrack pro 2 :)

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do anyone know if the resault is best with 0.4 nozzle or a 0.8 nozzle?

I used a 0.4 nozzle on my Prusa I3 MK2 and it prints perfect every time I have done one. I run 20% infill with 0.2 layer height and it comes out great. Hope this helps.

Perhaps a stupid question, but there is some one on FB selling this figure, is that legal?

i think its legal to sell the print service of the model, but not the model itself.

Neither are legal. The person who made this model and the Facebook seller do not own the copyright.

Only Marvel can produce or license others to make this, not a difficult concept.

Most companies are fairly tolerant of 'fan art' like this, but if you start selling it and come to their attention, then you'll get the DCMA or 'cease & desist' letter.

Disney (Marvel's owner) are pretty rabid about IP, I'm surprised there are still a few 'Mickey Mouse' designs on here.

Hi. Great print. Just one quick thing. Under the chin my print seems to loose quality and comes out with a rough feel to it. Just where the chin goes round but only half of the chin gets this issue. I also did a big one and on this one the issue went all the way round the bottom part of the chin. Is this because it may need supports?

If you have enough cooling, you might be able to bridge as needed. But I have found kisslicer makes decent supports that come off and don't leave a noticable trace. I just got some wood fill plastic, going to try this print.

Dude! The detail on this is amazing!! Printing mine in ABS, and it came out so well I was actually astounded. Fantastic design! Thanks so much, wow.

You are welcome, enjoy your print.

I made the low res version, body and head look great, but the head seems even larger than in others pics. The steam on the head also is 1/8th or lil more larger than the opening in the body. Checked to make sure I didnt scale it up on accident. It is just that big. Anyone else run into that?

Do you plan to add the high res head to thingiverse?

Hello, the high detail version is uploaded by editing the original post. I am not familiar with the edited post. Can't you download the added high detail version?

Getting my first 3D printer Thursday, after set up and calibration, this is going to be the first thing I print. Planning on installing a magnet so he can sit on my shoulder when I cosplay Starlord!

Hi, starlord. good luck with your first print :D

Would you recommend printing the parts individually? Or could I print them at the same time?

If your printer does not string or ooze, there is no reason to be printed individually

Really like this, need to get some paint once I've printed it

Have enjoyed printing and this painting more than any design to date. I'm a huge fan of the movie and Groot. Thank you so much for creating and sharing baby groot

No problem. Enjoy :D

I am going to make this right now!

What a fantastic rendering of Groot! I just finished printing the head and cannot wait to assemble the full maquette.

J'ai jamais vue un fichier 3D aussi lourd que sa :s
Si vous compter y faire des modification oublié trop trop lourd.

Jan 16, 2017 - Modified Jan 16, 2017

Hi, Thanks for sharing this model its really cool. I've printed the head but when I try the body it keeps failing. I've printed it several times on different qualities , at different temperatures and different layer heights on two different 5th gen Makerbot Replicators but it keeps failing. Any ideas? I really want to print this awesome model.

Hello, strange, people never reported the body failed to print. Maybe its your slicer, which does somehow bad job?

Great model, thanks for making and sharing!

Should the head be printed on its side like that? It looks like the model should be rotated.

Print it useing the brim

Jan 9, 2017 - Modified Jan 9, 2017
Byambaa - in reply to CourierV90

It must be rotated to be printed without support

Would be nice to download the high resolution version, but Inov3d's system doesn't seem to want to register new accounts.

Send me a pvt msg and I'm sure I can help you

I was stuck too on the last registration page, then I noticed they require a profile picture on this page. There was no error message but when adding a picture I could register successfully and download baby groot.

The reson we like profile picture is because without it the website would look blank website under constuction

No problem requiring one, but it should at least give an error message instead of the loading indicator being stuck on the last step.

we will have a look into this website under major constuction

I will add the high res version soon.