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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The Alberta Moose: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1214513


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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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!

yeg3d - in reply to ramai

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?

yeg3d - in reply to Bassna

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 ;)

​Congrats, your model has been chosen as one of the best 3D Printed Ornaments this year! Search "Top Free 3d Printed Ornaments Printing Ninja" in google to see (sorry thingiverse bans url addresses)

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.

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.

yeg3d - in reply to Bassna

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.