These were fun to make, but hell to clean :) I tried printing vertically and horizontally. Pretty much a pain to clean no matter how you turn them to print. I still love it :) Cool!
What you should do is change your design so the bottom and top are con-caved the same as the ball, this will eliminate the need for support material and the ball can rest in a type of basket.
hee hee U admit it :) Supports are a PAIN in the ADoubleSqibble :)
They look great! When I clean out the supports, I just think of it as carving a kit. But it is still a pain...