An Alien Thing

by stevemedwin, published

An Alien Thing by stevemedwin May 7, 2013

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As I continue to learn and explore the capabilities of ZBrush, I keep returning to these alien creations. Some day I will figure out why. I certainly enjoy the contrast between a pure geometric shape like a sphere with an organic creature that could be a plant or a many armed thing.


I used ReplicatorG to prepare the file, a MakerBot Replicator2 with the Replicator 2 slicing defaults and the following settings with white ProtoParadigm PLA to do the printing:

Infill = 10%
Layer Height = 0.200
Shells = 1
Feedrate = 40
Travel Feed = 55
Temperature = 220

I used a raft with full support.

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