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Narwhal by Gibbie Feb 3, 2013
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This is my attempt to make a cartoony Narwhal creature. The spike thingy is kind of in the wrong place but I think it is funny looking.

I made the object using Lightwave 3D version 9.6 and exported the file as an OBJ file without any problem.


I used makerware to make the x3d file using the High Quality setting. I used 5 shells and a 35% infil. You have to use the raft and supports feature to get it to print. This print will take about 4 hours or so at the predetermined size. You have to be careful with the spike because it can become detatched easily; I had to glue it back on with epoxy. BTW, superglue doesn't work with PLA very well. It will harden but it takes forever and the bond is not as good as 5 minute epoxy.

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I usually subdivide a few times and then run Triple to get OBJ export to get good results. LW11.5 just came out and it has improved OBJ export specs