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Groot Bust Sculpture

by Doodle_Monkey, published

Groot Bust Sculpture by Doodle_Monkey Sep 27, 2014


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I attempted to sculpt the Groot bust from Guardians of the Galaxy. It was a pain to detail but it helped give me some more experience in Zbrush. Anyways, all I have to say is:
"I am Groot."


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I have no idea how to edit meshes, but if someone could hollow out his head and make this into a planter, I would be over the moon with happiness

There is a baby groot planter out here already. I've printed it in varying sizes.

Could you please link it to me? Much appreciated

I can't find it any longer. I have the file on my computer. I can send it to you if you want.

That would be fantastic!

How do I get it to you?

I sent you a message

My email is [email protected]

What Cura settings should I use? just wondering so that I can get the best quality

Mar 2, 2017 - Modified Mar 2, 2017

Just printed this GROOT model! Check out my time lapse video of the print:


Next time I will probably use supports, as the chin area did not come out perfect.

Thanks for a great model!

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The biggest file I printed to date and it came out beautiful.

Wonderful thank you

What's the different between the 2 files? thanks

Shot for the awesome design. Been using it to test print (50% size) all the new filament that I have gotten as well as figuring out my new printer. Going to do it full scale in the next day or 2 in Colorfabb Copperfill when I get my Dremel tool.

I agree with Kingkuul. You should do a full body Groot, perhaps with Rocket on his shoulder.

Thank you for this design
i actually used your design to make a mold and figure out of a fusion of resin and aluminum oxide.
Makes for a great paperweight https://www.etsy.com/listing/268632392/groot?ref=pr_shop

Thank you for this design.

My timelapse for you :-D https://youtu.be/H5B2gizHUHg
Have fun.

Greeting from germany

That is an incredible timelapse! What software did you use to capture that?

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I think you're right Dave. Identical mesh (in every way) and also upload months before this one. Well spotted.

Our differences have been settled. Even though the models are very similar, it doesn't mean he didn't make it. It's all good.

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Thank God we all have you around to make sure everything's on the up and up. Thank you officer. May I leave this conversation now?

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You quite literally started this whole thing with an inflammatory comment. Where did you expect it to go? Snark is expected.

can you make a full body groot ive been looking for one but all could find is baby groot or dancing baby groot but I want full body groot

can it be used for three dimensional printing

Yes, this model has been printed many times on 3D printers. I have printed many myself :)

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What printer do you use? Im plannning to buy one soon and Im seatching for good quality

Sorry for the late reply. I am using my friends Replicator 2 (mine broke down). I think there are a lot of really good 3D printers out there now. I'm thinking about getting another one. Other than the Replicator which I think is too expensive, the printers I am looking at are the Ultimaker 2, Lulzbot Taz 4, and the Printerbot Simple Metal. They all have their strengths and weaknesses. I also purchased a piece of software that allows A LOT of control over many aspects of printing that many of the printing softwares don't give you. It is called Simplify3D. It allowed me to print my Workerbot with no problem:


As you can see, the arms are very delicate and the software allowed me to dictate the strength, in a sense, of the support structure so I could very easily separate it from the arms and preserve the detail.

I hope this helps :)

Sep 16, 2015 - Modified Sep 16, 2015
HSBallina - in reply to Doodle_Monkey

Been looking at Simplify3d but stayed off it since they don't have any trial version

Consider kisslicer - you can try it out, use it for most stuff, one extruder at a time, you need to upgrade to pro to shift between extruders in a siungle print, but I have had amazing results with it.

The ZYYX 3D printer is a new printer that works great! :-)
It's up there with the Ultimaker 2 etc

Check out nicks review, he does a very thorough job.


Wow, I just looked at your link quickly and this printer looks good. I really like the fume filter. I think I'll look into this further, but I'm concerned that it looks like it's just distributed in Europe :(

I'm also very interested in Type A Machines - Series 1 3D Printer recently as well.

We ship printers across the globe so don't worry :-)

You can order via our web-shop :-)

Cool i like it alot

Thank you :)

This is the biggest print I've seen so far. I wish I could print it, but my printer broke.

Without supports and without infill. PLA 0.2

Time Lapse

Very Nice print/video Datmos!

Great looking model DMonkey.

Really nice video documentation. Thank you for going through the trouble to post it on the web. The print turned out great!

I made him with no support or infill and used fine_nosupport configuration and printed in abs

Great re-work of an existing model. :( nice credit.

Thank you so much and thank you Guardians of The Galaxy.

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Is it okay, if i upload a video on youtube, how i printed this model? :)
(non profit)

Yes!!! Absolutely. Make sure to put the link as a reply to this comment! I'd like to see it myself!

Woah man amazing thank you for a great model. any tips for getting started with zbrush or similar?

heres mine:


Groot Bust Sculpture
by vk3fogg

Thanks for the compliment :)
There are many sculpting type programs to explore
I've dabbled with Mubox, Sculptris, and Zbrush. Sculptris is free with limited tools. Mubox is ok but certainly not as good as Zbrush. I would go full speed into Zbrush if I were you. It's a daunting program with lots of options and settings and a lot of the terminology and workflow is counterintuitive compared to the workflows to other 3D programs. It will be ok. Just dig in and watch tons of tutorials on YouTube or better yet get a subscription to Digital Tutorials. I did a lot of hitting my head against the wall but that's the best way for me to learn new programs!

Thanks for this, after watching the movie with friends this going to surprise them after see printed model.

You are welcome! Yeah this model is pretty detailed and should come out pretty good. The bigger the better. I was going to print the largest possible on my Replicator 2 and then the motor that fed the PLA burned out. I just ordered a new one. So that's on the back burner for a while... Please post your result!! I am curious to see how it comes out!

Did you make this with support?

The image above is a rendering. I'm not sure if you were referring to it. I've printed it on my Replicator 2 and yes, it does need support, but it will only need a little bit under the chin. The bigger the print, the more detail you will get. There is little to no clean up involved. I've also printed it using an Objet from where I work (you can see the printed one on the right in primer gray). That style printer suspends the object in a gel that you use a high pressure washer to just spray off. It retains a ton of detail at smaller scales.

I see, I'm about to try it at 150% scale on my Da Vinci printer. I wonder if it can hold at 0% infill.

Hold on a few minutes. I made a version with a shell which might help. It's hollow with an open bottom.

Ok, I've uploaded a version with a relatively thick shell. I guess the idea would be that you can have a really small infill enough to hold the shell together, but because the head isn't tracing along the entire surface area of the slice it should print quicker? I don't know, but I haven't had time to test that. Anyways, this might help if that was the concern about infill :)

0% infill is risky... the top of the head might be the only trouble spot. Let me know what happens!! :)

Thanks! I'll post the results later.

This is just too awesome to not have!

Thanks. I'm printing one at high resolution about 4" high on an OBJET. I can't wait to see the result!