Celtic Skull (Hollow)

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Celtic Skull (Hollow) by 3DWP Oct 18, 2013

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--> Edit 2017-02-21: I added a version with break away support beams so now you can choose ''no support'' in your slicer. <--

The famous Celtic skull from Artec (3D scanners). Made hollow so you can put an LED light under it. Original: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:29114



I hollowed out the original 3D scan made with an Artec 3D scanner and cut of the bottom. Now less material is used and you can put an LED light under it so it glows.

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Beautiful design. Mine turned out great!

Perfect as a skull to Pirate Theme Birthday!

Excellent work!, I made one but.... anyone try to print without support material? thx in advance!

Hi, I added a version with break away support beams so now you can print without support material.

im just in middle of printing this i think it looks great in pics

This looks great. What sort of light fits in here? Would an LED tea light work? I'm not particularly good with wiring electronics (other than 3D printers).

Yes, an LED tea light should work. I used one of those for the pictures :-)

on meshmicer just use the select tool on the eyes and press smooth, then select membrane, prints with no support

That's white filament, correct? Not clear?

Correct, white PLA.

Nice article about this: http://www.3dgeni.us/celtic-skull/
Supportless printing is possible but probably not every part will look great. Programs like MeshMixer and B9Creator can help with this by adding little support beams that are easy to remove after printing!

Excellent work. I include your model in my presentation on 3D Printing for Teaching and Learning. It's a great example for understanding supports. Also, it's fun and exceptional thin and light.

Wow, thanks! Nice to hear, until recently I worked at a school too and the students also really like this model. It's on display at the window and people are always drawn to that one.

Hi. Wondering what program you made this in? I am using 123d design and am unable to make anything close to this. I have also started using meshmixer but it will only let me work with a sphere or a bunny. Any help would be great!!

You can import any STL with MeshMixer and work with sculpt brushes. I recommend watching these short instructions videos, they're great to start with: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?action_edit=1&list=PLu8TYSQ5jCFjdQBHsLoybhdKXOTmpTRlb

Looks great. Was anyone able to print it without supports so far?

Hi, I added a version with break away support beams so now you can print without support material.

Hi. What are good support settings to use? When I try to let slic3r decide the settings it fills so much of it in with support.

Hi, I added a version with break away support beams so now you can print without support material.

Hi, Thanks for the hollow skull, i had a project where i would have needed this version, it's a shame i didn't stumble upon this one. Can i ask how you managed to hollow this so nicely?

Well I used software that isn't for sale anymore, it's called VisCAM from Marcam Engineering. It is now part of Materialise so the alternative is Magics RP.
However: in the latest version of MeshMixer (wonderful freeware) you can do the same. In the bottom there is a button ''Print'', there you can fix and hollow any model with a given wall thickness. Then you can modify it like me and cut the bottom of a model with ''Edit'' and the ''Plane Cut''. It's a wonderful piece of software that gets better with every update, check it out at:
http://www.meshmixer.com/http://www.meshmixer.com/ or at: http://www.123dapp.com/meshmixerhttp://www.123dapp.com/meshmix...

Awesome to have this one hollow! Guess this still needs supports to have a good print?

Hi, I added a version with break away support beams so now you can print without support material.

I just printed it with not supports. It looks really good, but the eyes are unfinished. I'm trying Meshmixer to put supports on the inside of the skull to support the floor of the eye sockets. If it has those it should print perfectly.

I haven't tried without support but I think it is needed, especially the eye sockets.