Pet Monster

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Pet Monster by animaag Feb 1, 2012
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This is Pet Monster aka Palmster fot Thingiverse character design competition


This is my first submission so i don't really know if the mesh is usable but i hope it is!

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I tried a couple of times to load the image but it will not accept....not like the first time I've done it I'll keep trying.

Hmm, really weird - i guess its like 8th time you try to upload?

Oh, sorry! Already commented on your profile page. I hope You will succeed finally.

I love this little guy. Printed out great! Quite the conversation piece. When I get a chance I'll take a pic.


Awesome! I am really eager to know how it turned out!

hehe funny

remembers me at a absolutely fantastic book that my dad gave me once...

inside were strange animals like this.


I am glad if that fellow evokes old memories :)

Thank You so much! As i said it's my first submission ever so i guess i have several thing gone wrong.

So i have few questions regarding Your feedback:

What would be the appropriate size?

Should i design supports to the design file and how to plan those?

All the best!

I think a lot of people prefer to use the auto supports now so I wouldn't worry too much about that. It just makes it a bit more of a challenge to print and I don't know how they score this contest. I think the blog (to the right of this page) article lately has been about manual supports if you really feel inclined.

I printed mine at about 30mm tall which I think was around 2% of your size. I just dragged it around so that may be way wrong. You can do significantly larger if you want but I think around 50mm is optimal for printing. The contest lists some maximum size which is much larger then that. Once i
ts above around 50 it goes too time consuming to print 'just for fun' in my opinion. Rough rule of thumb is it takes about 1 hour per cubic inch of volume in the model. Make sure you set whatever your using to make the STL to scale it to mm units. That’s the way it's done by convention here.

As I mentioned when I commented on the other submission I like this contest so I'm interested in helping people develop their models. Here is an imgur gallery of how this one came out: http://imgur.com/a/Djudhhttp://imgur.com/a/Djudh

First comment is that your mesh is way too big. I scaled it down randomly with blender before printing it. You will probably want to get the scaling right on your end since most people printing wont bother or be careful to keep details right if they do. Right now it's much larger then the build

There are also a few errors in the mesh. Nothing Skeinforge couldn’t recover from but I don't know how they will be scoring the contest.

This design is intrinsically hard to print due to the large overhang. I printed it with supports but you can see in my pictures that this made the und
erside come out poorly. The details came out reasonable well for the size I printed it. The middle finger and the ears came out a bit wonky though.

Thanks for the model and good luck with the contest.