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Shade holding her Foot

by richgain, published

Shade holding her Foot by richgain Dec 11, 2012


This statue, also known as Despair, is another of the Gates of Hell sculptures by Auguste Rodin. I particularly liked this one because it looked as if it should print well without support structures, but I was unable to find either a model or a copy to photograph, so I decided to make my own.
There are two main styles as can be seen in images.robertbowman.com/2831/storyboard/2831.pdf so I chose the more printable one.

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I downloaded the free version of Daz 3D Studio and used the Genesis model.
Using the photos at boutique-musee-rodin.fr/en/sculpture-reproductions/278-despair-3533231000244.html as my source of inspiration, I posed the figure in a position that captured the spirit of the original statue, whilst keeping the printability firmly in mind.
Although Daz 3D can export STL files, these are not designed for 3D printing, so my first attempts had some issues. Adding hair made the head disintegrate so I quickly abandoned that. Eyelashes also distorted the facial features so I found a free No-Eyelashes morph to solve that problem. I used Blender to add the rock, NetFabb to slice the bottom flat and meshmixer to clean up the holes and add some hair. I had better results from Kisslicer than Slic3r when generating my gcode files.
I have uploaded the pose file I created in DAZ 3D Studio. In order to generate a 3D model you will have to obtain a legal copy of this program, including the Genesis model (currently free) and apply the pose file to the model. Please note that 3D printing of DAZ content is undertaken at your own risk since it is not cover under the terms of the EULA. A separate printing license may become available in the future.