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Kimbolt

Fancy Skull 2

by Kimbolt Oct 1, 2017
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Loaded each model into IdeaMaker and it's showing "Model Invalid"

It prints fine anyway. I've never had issues with this particular model. You could always use the repair tools in IdeaMaker, but it really isn't necessary.

Yeah, after loading this one, I tried a couple different models and they all needed repair. I was just surprised. A different (very popular) model I tried unbelievably took over 10 hours to repair! This one only took a minute or so... Do I need to drop this down on the Z to get it to sit flat, as some suggested? I'm hoping I can get away with no supports too

The test print I did last month turned out just fine without having to place it below the z. I rebuilt it so the bottom is flat and the most complex geometry is filled in on the bottom (it used to have undercuts under the jaw).

I'd like to know what settings you used as well, please... I'm using ideamaker, myself

I use pretty basic settings, I don't use any supports, and the base is large enough to get away with not using a raft if desired. The trickiest part is ensuring that you have enough of a fill to support the eye sockets internally. I think 10-20 should be more than high enough (depends on size of the model too.) I'd recommend slicing it and checking the preview to see what geometry supports the lowest parts in the eye sockets.

Excellent! Thanks so much

Awesome work. Can you tell the settings to print it?

I use pretty basic settings, I don't use any supports, and the base is large enough to get away with not using a raft if desired. The trickiest part is ensuring that you have enough of a fill to support the eye sockets internally. I think 10-20 should be more than high enough (depends on size of the model too.) I'd recommend slicing it and checking the preview to see what geometry supports the lowest parts in the eye sockets.
(I use IdeaMaker for filament prints and Cura for SLA)

think I'm gonna scale this one down a bit. print it out using glow in the dark filament, then encase it in resin, turn it down from there on a lathe to use as a head for a cane/walking stick .

That sounds cool. Please post pics of that when you are done.

I can't be the only one having a problem. The no-support model doesn't lay flat. There is a decoration on the back that sticks out below the bottom and I can't get it to lie flat.

Here is an easy fix! Just figured it out... So with cura. Click on the model and select move on the left side. Arrows will appear. Click the top arrow and slightly drag the model down into the print bed and wala!

Yaaas! it is happening to me too! It will print if you scale it to 20% or 28%. Sucks! I wanna print a 50% one and i cant....

Huh, strange. I've replaced the model completely with an easier to print version (filled in geometry below jaw bone.) It's a completely different file and the bottom is flat? Maybe it's an issue with your slicer? I'd recommend importing it into IdeaMaker (free) and slicing it on your side and trying again.

Hey thank you for getting back to me. I just dragged the model into the print bed a bit and it worked! Take a look at the pics so you can see what was going on.

I believe most people use supports to even out the bottom layers. Also, you can trim according to your personal preferences using IdeaMaker as well (free). As a side note, I will be replacing both models with a model that is easier to print (flat bottom, filled in gaps, etc) but it will be later today.

Thank you. In the slicer I was able to just shave like 0.4mm off the bottom which got it flat.

Is it possible to separate the skull from the overlying decoration? It would make an awesome multi material print!

merci a toi ,
désoler la photo ne lui rend pas honneur

This is gorgeous work! I was wondering if I could have permission to use your skull to make a ceramic mold out of it?

would you please consider creating a version where the jaw prints separately. Which can then be clipped into place and articulated (like a ball and socket joint). Thank you in advance and thank you for this design

Screw the filament! What color and methods used in post handling the skull please.
Lovely work!

Haha! Thanks! I use Army Paints or Warhammer paints. First layer is a dark copper color, with a dark brown wash for shading and lastly I apply a gold "dry brush" application on top.

What filament did you use?

This is super cool! Collected for later printing