Gothic Lantern

by Shira, published

Gothic Lantern by Shira Jun 21, 2017


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Gothic Lanternt design. Without any support in printing.
Important to use with led lighting.

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Is anyone else having trouble making the inner "glass" piece? I am using cura to get my gcode ready for my Monoprice mini printer, and all other parts print nicely, but only the base of the inner piece will print... once it reaches the part where the walls would just go up it stops... Any suggestions or help is appreciated.

It happens when the walls are so thin that they are not even single perimeter. Use slic3r and pick thin walls option as a solution.

My 3D printer just finished the last part. I must say that I just love this lantern. It is so beautiful.

The STLs are horribly broken but I found opening them in 3d builder (free in Windows 10) fixed all the files so Slic3r can make sense of them. About 60% through printing the base at the moment

Thanks for the tip. Using 3d Builder worked for me. Here is timelapse of the top being printed.


Greedy question: would you mind uploading your fixed stl's as a remix?

When I try to fix them the dang thing crashes.

Normally I would be happy to upload the fixed STLs, but the licensing from the creator prohibits it.

I've printed this twice at 100% scale and the fit of the lid is way too loose. One of my prints falls off anytime i hang it by the loop.
I was planning on tightening up the tolerances on the fit between the lid and base, but the licensing prohibits that too.

I will instead be uploading a "C" shaped shim for the 2 slots in the next day or two.

I know that doesn't help you, but the original creator has my hands tied.

How did they print for you? When I used Slic3r to print, i was able to print the bottom portion of the base however once it started to print the sides of the base, my print turned into spaghetti...

made the entire thing in ESun aluminium fill pla.. took 37 hours for the base and 17 for the top (sliced at 0.1).. but so worth it.. now I need another two weeks to sand and polish all thos etiny details.. lot of work but my wife will be SO happy ;P

Ok... i think i fixed it. Open the files with "3D Builder" and repair it, than save as a new file (stl or obj). Works with S3D.

Thanks to Shira for sharing the model. If i am allowed to share the fixed files, please let me know. ;)

Thanks for the tip, 3D Builder repair worked for me too :)

I have also big problems with Simplify3D, XYZware Pro and meshmixer. Its not possible to slice the base-file, too much fails and errors.

base > 1143.000 errors in slic3r :(
top > 4.900 errors

May I ask why you choose to not allow remixes to be posted for this object? I sliced it down to smaller parts and was going to share them to the community for those who have smaller printers like me but wanted a larger size lantern made.

But of course I can't/won't because you have it listed as not allowing that. I was curious of there was a reason or simply how it was set.

Love this design however. the small version I made (about 55% scaled down) looks great and it's a good test of accuracy for my printer for both stringing and layer accuracy! It's adorable but tiny!

You can post a "make" with instructions on how to slice it included, if that helps.

i downloaded it but the model is so broken meshmixer breaks it even further trying to fix it :/

This would be great for lithopanes

Is there a bottom part for the Gothic base stl?

just scale down the top piece and attach it to the bottom if you are going to hang it.

It has no bottom yet. But it is designed to be able to hang it from the ceiling, in inverted position. You can put led light bulbs.

Beautiful and support free! Great thing => on my todo list.

Sorry to borrow you, I don't intend to minimize you work -which is absolutly awesome- but on my way to get it printed I spotted a lot of mesh issues either on the top and the bottom case.....For exemple when I slice the bottom case in S3D it create a large bridge just before the top "frame". It also create some holes especially at the top of the window's paterns. I tried to repair it w/ the MakePrintable apps but it failed each time.
So my request here is : any solutions? Would you check it or may be share an *.obj for a remesh?
Thank you.

I have uploaded .obj file
With cure you can print it without problems.
I hope it works

Thanks a lot!
I didn't play w/ vertex for years now, so idk how much time it's gonna take me but I'll let you know.

What light fixture do you use with that?

Christmas lights leds

Thanks! That looks awesome, I'm going to have a try at that later.