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3d Jointed Puppy Dog

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3d Jointed Puppy Dog by jazmy Apr 12, 2015

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Meet Charlie, my articulated / jointed puppy that prints in one piece.

Thanks to everyone who has downloaded and added Charlie to their collection. The response has been amazing and I'm so happy you guys like him.

Special thanks to TobyCWood for creating a version of the puppy which is hopefully more compatible with everyone's printers. It is posted under the "Thing Files."

Special thanks to thingiverse for adding Charlie to their featured collection! Two paws up!

Charlie was featured on 3DPrint.com. Thanks Scott for writing such a cute and witty article:
http://3dprint.com/57784/3d-printable-jointed-puppy

Video of Movement:
https://youtu.be/zWRu5NSaf0w

To see my other designs
http://jazmy.com/products/

I did a remake with Charlie lying down to hopefully reduce the amount of support structures.

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beautiful , what do you put in ? me says 7 hours

Aug 19, 2015 - Modified Aug 19, 2015

Really nice little model. My wife is going to have one on her desk for folks to mess with. I printed mine on an Ultimaker 2 with a 0.25mm nozzle and a layer height of 0.12mm. Might actually be two precise of a print as the joints are all looser than I would like. I am going to print one with a normal nozzle when the UM2 frees up (or I fix my other printer).

The head and tail were a little challenging. I finally broke the head loose as it was supposed to work but I broke the tail! Nothing a little super glue won't fix. You mention that you were going to try and improve those joints in one of your comments. I have not tried this but have you considered using the same technique as slicers do for support and lay down the first layer of the head over a gap above the body? It will cause the interface layers to be solid (top of the body and bottom of the head) and "should" then allow an easy break free?

Anyway, thanks for posting the pup!

Printing it right now ABS with HIPs support. Got an in progress photo on instagram. Look for weaz1118

just a question but am i likely to break the limbs trying to move them for the first time?

All the limbs should move but the tail has a tendency to break. The next version will have a better tail joint.

Great print! My 2 year old nephew is going to love it!

Any chance you could post a version with the segments separated or individual files for each part? Finishing with acetone vapor would bond the moving parts together so they have to be separated to use that finishing technique.

WespWilson - Someone already thought of that :) Check out johann517's remix - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:780246

Puppy Dog Reloaded 1.5

If anyone has a successful print, can you give a general description of the finished size. When I open it is too small, and even scaled up, the joint tolerances do not work. I have only printed on so far, so I will scale up a bit more. I have a couple of working joints, but most failed when the back of the head to the snout is 42mm, and the top of the ears is 51mm. The waist is approx 30mm, and length of the body segment is 67mm. 38mm across the hips at the tail. I will increase by 10% and try again. I don't want to scale up too much and make the joints really floppy.

shiuan posted a great article (you may need google to translate it) on the best position and size to print the puppy: http://mingshiuan.blogspot.com/2015/04/3d-3d-jointed-puppy-dog.html

Ran the STL through Ntefabb is its fine.

Thanks MontagueFlange, if you send me your post-netfabb version then I can post it. My goal is to have a puppy that works for everyone, so it's great to have updates :)

you cant run it through netfab, you will mess up the joint gaps

I 4 for my grand children and they love them, nice job.

I'm so happy the grandkids love the puppies =)

It did look odd in s3d - although if you looked through the back of the dogs head it looked like you were looking at it head on - which was neat :-)

Could still do with one with stretched out legs :-)

I would like to make a shout out to Chris (thingiverse user: Anthromod) who was one of my elance freelancers who helped me with Charlie. Chris created the adorable puppy head and is available for hire.

Jazmy,
Can you school us on GD&T tolerances for the joints so we can make our own? Thank you.

I would love to but I am not an engineer and my determination of the joint tolerances came from trial and error. My background is web development. 3D printing is just my creative hobby that I've been doing the past couple months instead of having a social life :)

Apr 20, 2015 - Modified Apr 20, 2015

There is definitely something wrong with this file. Simplify3D looks right through the parts as if they are not manifold. Netfab says there's something wrong yet it cannot fix or repair.
I imported it into 3D Coat for Surface editing. Switched it from surface to Voxels then exported it back out voxelized and now it prints correctly. I can repost the file myself or send to the OP for them to repost. Preference???
We talk about revoxelizing prints on the 3D Printing Today podcast; threedprintingtoday.libsyn.com

Thank you TobyCWood for you updated version. I posted it under "Thing Files" so everyone can benefit from your genius.

If you send it to me I can post the fixed version up for everyone. I appreciate you taking the time to do that and I would love to listen to your podcast revoxelizing prints.

Unfortunately the voxelized version did not successfully separate the parts for the joints. What did you design the object in? Based on what i am seeing it looks as though each part is not fully manifold. That is, each part could have a hole in it.

Awesome! I too cannot print it as is in Simplify3d. A fixed version would be much appreciated!

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hi there, when I upload the file, and try to use my makerbot rep2, the file fails to print and comes in with errors.
any suggestions?

Now all we need is for someone to merge both The "3d Jointed Puppy" and the "Ghostbusters Terror Dog" together! Can you say "3d Jointed Terror Dog"? WHAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!?
No for real can someone work on this idea?

3d Jointed Puppy:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:775146
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:767995
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:780246/#files

Ghostbusters Terror:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:385156
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:272062

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jazmy - in reply to 3080

I am okay with the merging the two dogs together if that's something people would enjoy=) You just would have to share it with everyone as a remake and not sell it commercially.

What a lovely puppy~!! thank you ~^^
Did you use any 3d modelling program?

I can't tell you what tools the developers who helped me used but these are the tools that I use most:

Sculptris
A free, introductory digital sculpting tool, a great stepping stone for digital sculptors, created by the makers of Zbrush.

Autodesk Maya
A massive, complete suite of tools for professional all aspects of 3D design including modeling, rigging, dynamics and animation. Free for one year for educational use

123dapp MeshMixer - My Favorite 3d modeling tool. I use this for merging models, cutting my model in half or viewing it like an x-ray. It has sculpting tools too but the interface is more complex than sculptris.

MeshLab - Great for helping you reduce the number of polygons in your model without compromising the design. This also reduces your files sizes which can get pretty big. Shapeways has a great tutorial on polygon reduction using meshlab.

Netfabb Online - I send my models here when they look red on my 3D printing software. Most of the time it fixes everything without breaking anything.

Thank you for your elaborate reply.
I'll have to study hard, just like you.
I'll look forward to more wonderful 3d modelling design to you. ^^

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DevWolf - I haven't tried it with a dissolvable filament. The photos show the model printed by Shapeways using the Strong & Flexible Plastic. I prototyped the design on an UP! mini PP3DP using ABS plastic.

Will a reprap work with dissolvable filament? What kind of gap are we working with on the joints?

Fun print Thanks! I will print on my Rostockmaxv2 at a larger scale next. I think I have the record for smallest. :)

curiousaardvark - Great suggestion on re-positioning the body so it needs less support structures. I will work on it and post in a few days. Thanks again.

if you print it on it's side it'll need a lot of support.
But if you had the model with it's legs outstretched it would still need some supports but nowhere near as many.

But for that we need a model with the legs stretched out :-)

Love the face :-)

My goal was to create a puppy that was jointed and could be printed as one piece. My next version may be multiple pieces if I find that too many people are unable to print it.

For the person who emailed asking what orientation is best for printing. I recommend placing it on it's side.

Apr 12, 2015 - Modified Apr 12, 2015

could you upload as separate pieces as this looks too difficult for fdm printers to print in one piece

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