for the birds
by Benjamin, published
Bird pendant generator.
**First Step**, open bird shaper:
From the opening angle of his tail, the number of feathers on it, to the ratio of separation between upper and lower part of his beak: everything is parametric.
That makes a lot... hence the graphical assistant to help you in this task !
*Designed by Lætitia*
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You can thicken the legs by increasing "legs_diameter" which is the width and height of them (try 2.4 for example, you may want to increase "toes_length" after that).
The tail thickness is the body thickness minus "rounding" (put it to 0 and you get a flat bird with the tail as thick as the body).
"layer_height" is the thickness of slices used to build the rounding.
That being said, I think that you should retry to print your .stl, without raft, watching carefully the first layer. It needs to be squashed to stick well.
If you don't like the size of your model, redo it in the Bird Shaper, don't scale it in MakerWare or you lose the 2mm legs.
Very cool idea and thank you for posting! I tried to print it scale a couple of times using a Makerbot replicator 2 with PLA. The first time, the legs got mangled early on. I then tried to print using rafting which worked until i tried to remove the rafting and broke off the tail. What would be the best way to thicken up the legs and tail? the "Body Thickness" parameter seems to only increase the tail thickness slightly and legs not at all. Do you think increasing layer height might help? Thanks again for sharing your awesome project!
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**Paste** the output in Customizer and fine tune the details (toes, ring...)
Bird Shaper also available in .zip for offline use.
Google Swiffy output (for devices without flash player) is barely functionnal. A full rewrite is required for an useable html version.
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