Bust of Sappho

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Bust of Sappho by LukeChilson Dec 13, 2011

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Artec has quite the fancy collections of 3d Scans over at http://www.artec3d.com/gallery/3d-models/ .
This model is of the scan of Soppho's Head. I think this model is absolutely beautiful and was thrilled to find it. The STL has been given a flat bottom and fixed for holes in netfabb.

I printed her in White PLA from ProtoParadigm. At arms length she looks like she was cast in plaster.

UPDATE: Added a slic3r friendly version by richrap that is half sized and tilted back 5 degrees.

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one of the coolest things on thingiverse. imho

I printed a larger version in two parts last week, fixed overhangs with epoxy, painted the whole thing, and made a video of it: http://blog.ponoko.com/2012/08/16/painting-one-of-my-3d-prints-with-video/http://blog.ponoko.com/2012/08...

I can't get this to slice in Slic3r - it hangs at about 10%. even after running through netfab, I can't get Gcode from the model. any advice?

It happens for me as well, every other engine can seem to take it. I've submitted a bug report though I wonder if it could just be too high resolution. I'll try a lower res version.

The only way I could get it to work in Slic3r was by reducing the number of faces, the derivative (half sized) version has a simplified mesh, It should not make any difference to the quality printed at this smaller size, and works with Slic3r.

Hi Luke and all,

I am Art Yukhin, co-founder and President of Artec (http://www.artec3d.comwww.artec3d.com).

I have just discovered Thingiverse thing) and was very pleased to find your post about printing out one of the scans from our gallery (Sappho) and also post of gpvillamil (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:14173)http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... about printing out Tarbosaurus skull.

We were not sure if we had to continue uploading new scans made with Artec3d scanners to our gallery but now I am pretty sure that this was a good idea. It's nice to see people use and enjoy it. Please come up with some ideas on what is cool to print out and we will try to find and scan it when we have some spare time.



Tarbosaurus skull, sliced for printing

What were the settings for the one with the orange in the pic?

Height: ~200mm

Weight: 76 grams

Outer Layer Thickness: 60 Microns

Slicing: Netfabb - High Quality, 6mm between infill, No support

Machine: Ultimaker

Plastic: 3mm Silver PLA from ProtoParadigm - https://www.protoparadigm.com/products-page/pla-3mm/silver-pla-1kg-2-2-lbs-spool-3mm-filament/https://www.protoparadigm.com/...

I printed a 75% sized version of Sappho's bust on my eMaker Huxley and it came out beautifully.

I used an extra fan to cool the steep angles and when it reached the chin, I paused the printing and quickly fashioned some crude scaffolding to catch the 'mid-air' extrusion.

Great... I'll print one.. Really I like it

I made one in silver ABS today, turned out great!

Everybody needs a bust of a beautiful, convention-scorning lyric poetess on their desk. Why else are we trying to make stuff if not to make the world more numinous?. Or maybe that's just me...

Thank you so much for making this available. I'm amazed that it printed so well on first attempt. Just a little looping under her right shoulder, and a touch of goatee under her chin. Now if someone would do the same scanning work on a statue of Aphrodite I would be over the moon!

I just found that file a couple of days ago and printed it but I'm sure I didn't do as good a job getting it ready to print. I will have to try your file to see if it turns out better. Thanks for posting it.

I haven't done any work on the overhangs; the only real trouble is her chin and I think there is some artistic possibility there. Big fan of your work; how well does that printer handle this kind of geometry? I'll be interested to see if she comes out any different.

The chin seemed to come out ok when I printed it, I will try to get a better picture of that. How tall did you print that one? It looks great.

She's printed at just under 110mm. After I shore up some calibration I'd like to print her again at the max build envelope of the Ultimaker.