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On Earth, organisms including fish, reptiles, birds and mammals all share the same basic body plan - 4 limbs with 5 digits on each, a head with two eyes and a mouth, etc.
If you started with a different body plan, and tried to explore permutations to occupy different ecological niches, what would you come up with?
This came out of a brainstorming session about how to use 123D Creature in teaching evolutionary biology, taking advantage of the feature that lets you re-use a skeleton and then sculpt a different creature.
You can just print these critters as is. They will need to have support material enabled. I made sure to give their feet flat bottoms, so they should stick nicely to the build platform.
If you have the 123D Creature iPad app, you can open them from the community (search for "mars evolution"), or you can open the "ancestor" skeleton and make your own variations.
The Hexapods of Mars by gpvillamil is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure gpvillamil would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!