Bre Pettis

Statue of Liberty

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Bre Pettis
Statue of Liberty by bre Sep 16, 2009

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I grabbed this from Google Earth, which has a very nice open license and it really needs some changes to print well.

My approach with the SKP or KMZ files is to work with them in the free version of sketchup and then use my trial version of sketchup pro to export them. Because I have 8 hours of trial time on the pro and it only takes a minute to export them, that works for me.

If someone wants to create a derivative and go in and make the book go all the way down to her hip, that would help make it so that it wouldn\'t start printing in mid air.

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So awesome! Great job on the texture! It's so amazing!

nice shot of the statue!

Check out my 7
½ hours statue of liberty printing time-lapse on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ivs7SEtD-8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... 8-)

I wish I could print but I can't alter it because I don't have the right soft ware please do it in sketch up :'(

It's awful big, but might be scaled down. I might be testing the design on a [email protected] machine this week. Any one have any experience scaling it down?

I edited the file and created a derivative with the bottom of the book attached to the body.

When I export from SketchUp, I export 3DS files and open them in Rhino, then export STLs. It's a step that requires extra software, but if you have it, or something similar, it always works for me.

Wow this looks so beautiful and a cool user for the huge makerbot :)


There's a plugin there that will dump the triangles directly to .stl. Of course you'll likely have to do some significant repairing, but it comes with the territory. I use it all the time to convert 3D warehouse .skp's for use on SLS/ZCorp printers.

Wow! this look really detailed!
I notice it looks like you have a fan/heater behind the build area - are you heating the model while it is being printed?
On another note - you mention using sketchup pro to export the STL file, I read a post recently (can't off the top of my head remember where) that pointed out that you can use the basic sketchup to export to google earth format, rename the file to zip, and then extract a file that blender can read. I haven't tried this myself... 8-)

This is a very impressive print!

Wow!!! I will print it immediately!!

Probably want to break it into 3 parts to make on a regular sized makerbot!