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Snowman by mjmedien Dec 4, 2013

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what modeling software did you use?
great design btw.

The snowman body is broken.. repairing it with flashprint closes one eye and two button holes..
cant even open it in netfabb??

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The white turned out great but the nose is transparent when I open the file, like it doesn't exist... and I'm having issues with the black files as well...

The white turned out great but the nose is transparent when I open the file, like it doesn't exist... and I'm having issues with the black files as well...

The white turned out great but the nose is transparent when I open the file, like it doesn't exist... and I'm having issues with the black files as well...

Do you wanna print a snowman?

Does anybody know how they subdivided the sphere base of the snowman into the little triangles? (I am using Inventor by Autodesk) Thank you!

​Congratulations, your model has been selected as one of the best 3D Printed Ornaments this year! Search "Top Free 3d Printed Ornaments Printing Ninja" in google to see (sorry thingiverse bans url addresses)

Awesome print at full scale. Printed in white PLA and did the buttons and hat with Proto-Pasta carbon fiber. Didn't have orange PLA so used an off color PLA I had. Over a four hour build on my one-up. Worth every minute. Love it!

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I keep "air printing" when it come to the attachments...idk what to do

Congrats! I thought you model was one of the best choices for a 3D Printed Christmas gift! I made a link from here: http://3dprintingninja.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-20-free-3d-printed-christmas-gifts.html

well done, very professional.

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Awesome Layout!
I have printed a dozen with no issues- my students have enjoyed assembing them and they have become a highly sought after holiday teasure!

Congratulations on being featured!

Hey I just got this app yesterday. How do I print this on a 3d printer?

It depends on what printer you have. If it's a Makerbot printer that's WiFi-enabled you can print it from their app. If you have some other printer it depends. The printer might also have an app but I'm not sure how to find Thingiverse in another app. You'll have to download it on whatever computer is connected to the printer from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:195839/. Then you'll need to arrange the pieces. The snowman will need to be printed by itself in white. The hat and buttons/eyes will need to be printed in black (duplicating the button 5 times for the eyes and buttons). Then the carrot nose gets printed by itself in orange. If you don't know how to download things or how to use your 3D printer... God help you.


I´m thinking about a version with less infill needed for the black parts and the nose. Upscaled by 2.0 that could save 20 meter. But a great idea anyway.

How did you print the mouth without support? I did two prints and the upper mouth is sagging.

nice looking final print, but getting the eyes and buttons in was a nightmare, it would of been better to just have a round hole and not at pentagon, printing things that small with the tolerances never work when they have multiple sides. having a basic hole and letting us all know the hole diameter would allow for us all to add to the accessories kit with out own designs.

it would of been nice to hollow this guy out, to significantly cut down on print time and material. Even a 5mm wall thickness would help. just a thought, as mine is now showing over 2 hours remaining to print.

Turn your infill down and do about 2 shells. Depending on what you're slicing with those variables may be called something else.

I used %20 infil and 2 shells, I've since seen people using %15 with success. If I get time I want to scale it up a little to see if I can get the accessories to work

@corben: run it through Netfabb. I had to do that as well.
After that it process fine!


Is there any way you could post the GCODE file? Slic3r is not allowing me to "slice" this properly for some reason.

Are you aware that in Holland, by Snow-worker-union-directives, a Snowman needs to be equipped with a broom ?
However could they sweep your driveway without …. ?

While my Snowman is printing (as he is) I expect a broom to be published for him :-) (by whoever appreciates the Dutch Snowman Laws :-)


Hey how much infill are you using i put my printer down to .1 and i think that is way too low. i had been using .5 for everything and that was taking way too long. .1 works most of the time but with this it didn't i am at work and i was hoping someone had some advice before i got home and did it with too little infill.

Hi there,
i used the standard Settings to print the snowman.
infil: 10% number of shells: 2 Layer height: 0,20mm
It takes about 2 hours to print the body.

Great design. What software did you use to create? I'm designing with middle school students and the love the low poly look.

I am worried about the mouth, without support.
How is that possible.. `?

I can confirm that printing without supports work. I'm using ABS printing at 0.1mm resolution. No supports, 15% infill, and it came out just like the picture.

Trust me, it´s possible without Supports.

I´ve tested it several times.


with what material did you print it? I only have PLA, but i heard ABS works better without support...

x3g files are useless to everyone without the exact type of printer you have. Could you post the STLs?