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Raven Skull Statue

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Raven Skull Statue by lordlilapause Feb 1, 2017
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Raven with Skulls

Update, i seperate the STL for a Multicolorprint

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4 days ago - Modified 4 days ago

Printed this at different scales and even with manual supports the beak will not print. I will slice and print just the raven head with plenty of supports and see what happens. Also problems with the base not being flat - just got a lot of garbage. I stiffened up the base and made sure it was flat and am going to try it now.

its awesome to say the least

Is the orientation of the STL the best for printing?

Is there a chance to persuade you to upload the drawing file? I would like to remix it.

Hi, cant u open it with meshmixer?

I've tried but the different stl files will not assemble properly afterwards.

When I printed this, the beak was all messed up, everything else printed perfectly. Anyone know would cause that?
I printed it on a MP select mini and printed it standing up with no support

Well, from what I can see on this model, you are going to want to print it with supports - at least for the beak. The beak is floating in mid air and will need the support in order to have it join with the rest of the body.

Hope that helps

I printed this with supports and the beak didn't print.

what slicer do you use? on s3d i must create custom support for the beak

I use Cura and it gives you 2 options for support, either touching builplate or just support everywhere. The program generates the support on its own... this is not the first time I fail to print something do to a support related problem.

May 10, 2017 - Modified May 10, 2017
Don1337 - in reply to PinesPhantom

Cura is crap :D use simplify3d or create support with meshmixer

Maybe u can cut the beak with Netfabb, print it and glue it toghether?
I use S3D too, and there was Manual Support only for the beak. Or use the Support only every 2nd layer and print it again.

Thanks! I've been reading about Simplify3d and seems like a better option than Cura. My problem is that I'm not sure if it will work with my Skynet3d firmware with autolevel. I've been searching in the forums but cant find confirmation yet.

yes it will work

I went with your suggestion and got Simplify3d and here are my observations and experience...

The aprox calculated time for the print was around 18:50 hours at 4200mm/min and .15 resolution....actual time took around 30 hours! Then I used the automatic supports plus I added some custom ones for the beak and still was not able to print the beak again... Very frustrating after waiting so long. The generated supports were almost impossible to remove and I ended up leaving a bunch under some parts and even broke one of the arches of the skull eyes removing support material.... I am sure that a lot had to do with me not having any experience using Simplify3d but my observation is that for someone without much experience playing with settings in any program, will definitely be a lot easier to use Cura instead.

I have to admit that the quality of the print with Simplify3d came up much better than with Cura but not worth it the extra 15 hours it took in Simplify3d. And with Cura the estimated times are right on the spot... how is possible that the print took 12 more hours than what Simplify3d estimated ? I am not giving up with Simplify3d but need some guidance before trying another long print... Thanks !

WTF, 30h, what dimensions?
Why u dont try at first a small statue with low resoloution? Printtime 2-3h.
Where u testing the supports and other experimental options?
Why is your 1st print with a new slicer a 16h+ print? That this wount work was clearly to see... i have S3D now over 1 year, and with every print i learn more and more. But i test with little prints. And the print time is on my prints everytime 30% more. But other ppl have time +/- 1h. Ist a settings probem in the soft and hardware.
Pls try smaler prints with S3D first ^^ Learn, check the good and bad Terms, and try again .. and again and again^^
Other ppl have done it too, maby ask under there "Made" Posts.

If I knew it was going to take 30 hours, trust me I would have never tried it. I do agree that it was risky to try a first attempt with a new program with such a long print, but the only reason I tried S3D was because I wanted to try the customized support to print this raven again with the beak. Guess I learned my first lesson of S3D...I did use the high resolution option to print this and the added support looked like it was going to work for the beak. I will play a little with smaller prints and see if I learn to use it...

Jun 19, 2017 - Modified Jun 19, 2017
SummersideGuy - in reply to PinesPhantom

I am going to attempt to print this sometime within the next couple days. I am using Cura 15.04.6 I will let you know how the slicing view looks and what not. If I have success I will share the settings I used. I plan on print it about 14-15" tall. Scratch the 14-15" I see now that at that size I would need a base of 17" and my larges printer at the moment is 300x300 so I am going to upscale this to print 280x280x275 tall. I am oversizing the Z axis a bit here but the model still looks good.
Also what version of Cura were you using and did you look at the layers in the layer view tap to ensure it would print right? For me if a part is not going to print right it will show up in that view. At the size I plan on printing this at it will take 52 hours with only 7% infill and 1mm wall thickness. It will consume 775grams of filament. I forgot to mention the time and amount of filament does not count Supports as I have not factored those in yet.

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