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Chinese Zodiac ZooKins

by shutay, published

Chinese Zodiac ZooKins by shutay Feb 9, 2013

Description

This Chinese New Year, I thought that it would be great to have a set of Chinese Zodiac Zookins!

To summarise, they are:

  • Rat
  • Ox
  • Tiger
  • Rabbit
  • Dragon
  • Snake
  • Horse
  • Goat
  • Monkey
  • Rooster
  • Dog
  • Pig

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Thank you for adding the goat and monkey. I can't wait to start printing them.

awesome. hope you can complete all 12. :)

Goat - done! Monkey - Also done! See what you think of both!

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Instructions

Print in red filament for good luck, roll up a napkin and pop it through the hole in the zookin. Then place on the table, ready for your Chinese New Year dinner guests! You might even use them as chopstick rests!

Update 09 Feb 2013: So far there are only 2 animals in my zodiac, I will slowly work on adding the remaining 10 animals. I've been so busy getting work done before the new year that I haven't had enough time to finish the other animals or even test print the snake, and given that Chinese New Year is tomorrow, I thought that it would be better to share this now rather than wait! At the very least, you can have a table full of year of the snake Zookins for tonight's reunion dinner!

Update 07 Mar 2014: Just added the Rabbit! At this rate, I'll be done in another 9 years! LOL!

Update 11 Mar 2014 Seems the STL exporter I was using before produced STL files with problems. Just fixed the Pig and the Snake with netFabb Basic, and the Rabbit, having been exported with a different exporter seems to be ok. The older STLs with problems in the mesh have been removed.

Update 13 Jan 2015 Yahoo! I've finally finished the Rooster and added Rat! More to come!

Update 31 Mar 2015 Added Monkey and Goat.

Thank you for adding the goat and monkey. I can't wait to start printing them.

awesome. hope you can complete all 12. :)

These are awesome! It would have been great to print some out for a recent Chinese banquet... alas, no sheep yet for the 2015 year.. However, the year of the monkey is next year! http://www.chinesenewyears.info/chinese-new-year-calendar.php Hope to see all your incredible designs soon. Thanks for sharing.

shutay - in reply to ejoe

Goat - done! Monkey - Also done! See what you think of both!

These are awesome! It would have been great to print some out for a recent Chinese banquet... alas, no sheep yet for the 2015 year.. However, the year of the monkey is next year! http://www.chinesenewyears.info/chinese-new-year-calendar.php Hope to see all your incredible designs soon. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 30, 2015 - Modified Jan 30, 2015

Maybe add a dragon? I hear horse is a common year.

Oh definitely! I had a friend help me this year (Mandy Khorashadi, thanks Mandy!) with a bit of graphic inspiration. Amazing how a little chat over tea and biscuits with a friend can loosen up creative juices! I've only got essentially 2 more weeks to finish up the rest now, I really hope I can finish the whole set in time this year! LOL!

Rat and Rooster added!

Using Slic3r to slice the pig, his ears didn't come out, and the tail was disconnected from the body. Did this happen to anybody else? Time to go back to the model to check on minimum widths, etc.

Funny design. I like the idea! :) Can you do my birthsign in a similar fashion like this one? According to some website i found i have the sign of the "metal rooster". Is that just an accident or are these texts written to make you think that these sign-descriptions always have quite a large amount of thruth in them? o_O

After the other Zookins, I felt I was on a roll, and then I had the idea to do the Chinese Zodiac, which seemed like such a brilliant idea until I had to figure out how exactly to design them with a ring incorporated into or around their body in some way! LOL! A rooster you say, hmmm, let´s see...

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