Julia Vase #002 - Yin Yang

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Julia Vase #002 - Yin Yang by virtox Aug 8, 2012


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Full color 3d printing in brilliant black and white! ;-)

The dual extrusion counterpart to Julia Vase #002 - Flow.
This version includes a vertex coloring texture based on the original fractal phase.

I have updated and uploaded two versions:
One for full color printers (PLY)
One for dual extrusion printer (ZIP with separate STL files)

Part of the Julia Vase collection:


About 9.5 x 9.5 x 12.5cm, Wall thickness 3mm.

The PLY version is for full color printers.
It has smooth blending from white to black and vice versa.
I don't suppose many have access to z-corp color printers at home, but their full color material is well suited for this version.
That material is not very waterproof without coating, so suitable only for decorative and dry flowers.

If needed you can convert the file to VRML using Meshlab.
(Vert - Color should be ticked on save)

You can get an optimized 2mm thick version in Full Color Sandstone here:

The ZIP version is for dual extruder printers.
It has sharp edges between the colors and contains four STL files:

  • Original clean shape (no borders between color parts)
  • White part
  • Black part
  • White and Black parts merged into a single file (with borders between color parts)

As I do not know how the dual extrusion 3d printer software wants it,
I figure some combination should work :-)

I uploaded the separate black and white files just for the cool renderengine on site. All needed STL's are in the zip.

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i did make one unfortunately my printer head motor shift over while printing so its off a bit

I am interested in 3D Printer and Multi-color printout.
I would like to make a multi-color 3D printer.
So I bought a Diamond Hotend.
I am suffering from a lack of modeling data about multi-color.
Just I can find 6 data.(The diamond Hotend Keyhanger, Julia Vase, Dice, Traffic cone, Dual color Ring, Twisted 6 sided Vase Basic).
All of data are AMF.
I want to know how to make a amf file.
Example) Modeling DATA(STL file(blue filament) + STL file(red filament +STL file(yellow filament))

How to combine and separate a modeling data of color respectively.

Using tools: Cura, Repeitier-Host V1.0.6, solidworks


I've try to build the G-code with axon2.01 as well (axon 3 is buggy as the other axon 2 version ....) Huge trouble to get answer from bfb. My issue though is that the origin is still at the centre of the vase for the white and black part. the combined is ok.

Could you check and update the file accordingly (same origin as the combined file) so I can build it.



You run axon? i hated axon 3 so much that I'm tearing the electronics out of my 3d touch and replacing it with a ramps chip!

I checked all the files in the zip, they all seem to have the same origin at the center bottom?

I did notice, the seperate stl files on this page have the origin at the center-center. But those files are only for illustration purposes rendering on the site.
Perhaps these cause some confusion?

Thanks for the info! I will check and upload properly origined files :-)

Man, I have not been having any luck with this thing. the filament jammed on one of my extruders, nearly carbonized, and produced the pointy disaster in the picture. cleared up the mess, and am printing again.

 Did you manage to get it printed? Anything I can do to help? Would a black and white wiper/pilar be of any use in helping with the color bleeding I see on some of the others prints?

Looks like a couple of others beat me to the build! Axon2 likes the new files. I'll try building tonight.

I haven'theard any thing from BfB, but I have a guess as to the problem. I opened your models in Autodesk 123D, and I noticed the the origin is at the center of the vase, (in the doughnut hole). When loading a single model, Axxon 2 typically ignores the origin of the model, 'finds the bottom' and aligns it flat on the printing plate. It fails on the combined model for some reason.

Can you rebuild the three STL files with the origin at the bottom of the vase? that might get around the bug.

(I attempted to do this in Autodesk 123D, but I'm still too much the newbie with that tool.)

Thanks for the feedback!

I have updated the files :-)

Great! I have to fix my wiper box before I try any more 2 color prints. (several disasters have pointed to dross dragged from the wiper box into the model...)

Once I get these improvements implemented, I'll give this a whirl.

No joy, on my side. Axon 2 (the BfB software for generating GCODE) has a bug loading this model. I've submitted a ticket.. Anyone else can pick up the ball?

Too bad, please let me know if the models needs to be changed to fix this!

for the BfB touch, I need 3 STL files; color1, color2, and combined. they should all have the same origin. I combined a model (2 color earth) with Autocad 123D. It' s pretty easy, but I don't have much spare time at the moment. (My son and his friends are complaining that our Minecraft server hasn't been upgraded to 1.3.1...)

put up the STL files, and I'll load black and white ABS in my printer, and see how it come out.

BTW, I tried printing the gyro cube, (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:19304);http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... Total train wreck! some part broke off in the middle of the print, and I had a giant Brillo pad in the morning. I'll put the picture up there for other's schadenfreude.

Parametric Gyro Cube

I have added a zip file with the needed meshes :-)