Holiday Christmas Deer

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Holiday Christmas Deer by yeg3d Dec 1, 2014

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This Christmas, print a special angelic deer ornament. Print, spray, then add your own personal touch this holiday season. This deer is a mix between the mule, white-tail and reindeer species.


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Printed on a Type A Machines 2014 Series 1 3D Printer
Printed without support
Printed with a brim, 20 lines
200 microns
100% Scale
282.33 mm Height
6h 49m Print Time
1 mm Shell Thickness
10% Fill Density
85 mm/s Print Speed
0.3 mm Z hop when retracting
220C Print Temperature

Sliced with Cura

Deer were printed, sprayed with metallic paint, sprayed with glitter paint, sprayed with glitter sealer, then bowed or belled.

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Thank you so much for this beautiful deer. It prints very well on a MakerGear M2, with 0.2mm Z lift ("Retraction Vertical Lift) to avoid the hot end hitting the print during moves. I've printed this at 100mm and 180mm tall, with some supports for the antlers and the middle of the belly only. It stuck fine without a raft, but I added a raft anyway just to be on the safe side. I am printing PLA on blue tape.

Wonderful model, prints really well without any support. The layed version is even better.

Could you make a trophy version with only the head? It would be really nice!


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Nov 28, 2016 - Modified Nov 28, 2016

I have printed two of them, 50% size and 90%. Both have the same problem in same place, left leg close to body has craked from back side. So i think it needed support for one leg at least!


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The deer print failed, the legs did not stick well enough onto the build plate. Can someone give me some recommendations?

I think when he says "brim" it's the same as raft... A raft makes first layer adhesion much better.

Jan 1, 2017 - Modified Jan 1, 2017
liv04soccer - in reply to MangoCats

No Brim is a single layer where a raft would be much thicker. Brim to me is much better a raft never works for me very hard to get off. I hardly use a raft only if I have to brim usually works 99% of the time.

Your print will sit on top of the Raft a Brim only attaches to the outer layer and you can specify how many counts you want to go outward.

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Thanks! It turn out great!

How come my printer say that the printing will require for support materials? on the printing preview, it shows me there is support underneath the belly.

Excellent gift for New Year!

Dec 25, 2015 - Modified Dec 25, 2015


I just remixed this in a voronoi style: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1222279

Voronoi Holiday Deer Remix

Classiest time-lapse of a 3d print I've seen. Well done Amir!

Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you kindly.

Dec 8, 2015 - Modified Dec 8, 2015

superbe, je viens de l'imprimer, pas de soucis :)

je les fait à la moitié de sa taille, les cornes sont pas tres belle mais correct, sa donne un style ;)

je rajoute les photos des que j'ai fin de la peindre

Great video quality. What cameras?

Thanks! It was shot on my Sony NEX 6.

Dec 4, 2015 - Modified Dec 8, 2015

super la video (entre autres) :) merci
si à l'occasion vous pouviez mettre le fichier avec le cerf debout, sa sera plus pratique, ainsi on pourrais le charger dans meshmixer pour les support ;)

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What program did you use to create this beautiful deer?

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Printed an excellent print on printrbot 2014 maker edition. Had to add a rectangle base for the feet to stick to the bed. Had to babysit it during the antlers to make sure they didn't get knocked over by the extruder motion. Spray Painted it sparkly orange. If I can I am adding a photo of the deer in our Christmas tree.

Wow - Nice model, but I think I've tried 10 times now, with both ABS and PLA.
Thought I had it when I added enough retraction and Z-hop, but no.
Even resorted to putting a drop of acetone on the 1st layer of each leg for extra stick.
Always ends up with wobble, leading to blobs, leading to knocking the part over.
One time it got to the antlers, which snagged almost immediately.
I'm printing at half-scale on a Printrbot Simple Metal. If anybody has settings that work for this part on that printer, I'd love to see them.
Maybe the half-scale is causing the wobble.

Half scale makes many things more challenging to print...

Dec 23, 2015 - Modified Dec 23, 2015
me5647 - in reply to PWBarrett

Half-scale = half the surface area stuck to the bed. A brim would help.

I had tried a brim, a full raft, and even editing the model to embed each hoof in a disc.
Still by the time it got up to the antlers there was enough leverage to cause wobble.

But since then I've gone to 9-point levelling and a better heated bed.
I'll have to give this another try.

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very nice design. thanks.

Dec 21, 2014 - Modified Dec 21, 2014

STL available as remix now. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:571949/#remixes Enjoy!

Holiday Christmas Deer
by yeg3d

por favor .STL
please .STL

Dec 20, 2014 - Modified Dec 20, 2014

Hey check out a timelapse of our deer in production. http://youtu.be/guWUPbUAeB8

Cura.Always USE CURA !

Thank you so much, works perfekt on my 3D-Printer without any support or raft.
It is realy unbelievable how good this model can be printed.
All presentee like this present.
Thanks for your work

I've printed like 6 of these, and the back left leg always get's knocked loose :( I did patch one up pretty nice though, will upload it soon.

Try printing with a brim, we use a 20 line brim. It really helps the print stick to the bed. We also used a 0.3 mm Z hop when retracting so that the print head doesn't knock over the back leg.

Dec 7, 2014 - Modified Dec 7, 2014
Bassna - in reply to yeg3d

I was using Makerware with a raft, but yeah I did see it was the nozzle bumping into the leg and knocking it loose, when it got close to the top. I will give Slic3r a shot with trying to find how to make that Z hop you were talking about, that seemed to be my problem. I had to scale it down some which also make's the antler's a bit thin. I may try to print in 2 part's at full scale at some point.

LOVE the design though! Also, how did you go about glittering it up? I have some Mod podge but I'm not thinking it would work so well on the antlers.

Dec 7, 2014 - Modified Dec 7, 2014
yeg3d - in reply to Bassna

Thank you for your interest, we appreciate the feedback. We have found that Cura works best with our printer.

As for the Glitter, we used a Rust Oleum glitter spay paint and a sealer. There is a picture posted showing our supplies.

Pete Schweddy is going to love this.