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Cat Stretch

by billyd May 15, 2016
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Very good. I enlarged it to 150% and printed without any support. There was a very slight flaw in the bottom of the cat.

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Hey, I've created a voronoi remix of this statue using Meshmixer, check it out:

Cat Stretch Voronoi Remix

That is excellent!

Great design ! On my Ender 3 printed smooth.
I used support and nearly perfect.
Thanks !

Thanks for the kind words!

Thank you for this thing! Thumbs up to you!

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I appreciate your appreciation!

My favourite cat STL, thank you. You've done a great job with the scan.

Thanks. The DAVID (now owned by HP) is a great scanner.

oddly 6 months later my recent kittens have bitten his tail and one of his feet off.
He must have something about him real cats just dont like

My Mbot printer SD card loads it in and has zero seconds of print. It just stops.
Tried a few slicers and same thing.

That's strange. Since I and many others have printed this without issue, I'm guessing it's something in how you are setting up your gcode for printing. What is your level of experience in 3d printing? What kind of printer do you have? If you tell me what nozzle and filament diameter, along with material type and make/model of your printer perhaps I can generate a gcode file for you to run.

This is really challenging to print. Had to use a raft in order to print it on a glass bed. Using Simplify3D I stretched it out to fill my print area. It will take almost 48 hours to print. The raft is about 15" long and it should be almost 15" high.

I print on a glass bed too. The trick to use with any scanned solid like this one is to drop the model in Z about .4 to 1mm into the bed before slicing. The slicer will ignore any part of the model below the bed surface essentially chopping off the paws a small amount. This makes a perfectly flat surface which will stick to the bed much better.

Cat stretch was scanned from a figurine, which did not have perfectly flat feet. So if printed as is, there are lots of voids under the paws which could lead to the model coming off the bed.

I tried to print this using MatterControls (and other slicers) and it keeps giving me an error with the file. Would you mind re-posting the file.

Thanks Much


Sorry you are having trouble. I just downloaded the file and successfully sliced it in S3D. What kind of error are you getting?

I would try to re-download the file. Or perhaps try a different computer. I am not getting any errors so I am not sure how to fix this.

Sorry I can't be of more help.


Oh my goodness! I can't believe I didn't think about that. You should see the strange footprint that came out when scaled to 15".... it totally failed! I'll try again. Was up till 4:20 AM trying to figure how how to print it. Used a raft and that helped.
Everytime I printed it small one of the rear legs would break at the hip.

I love this model so I will keep trying.


If you scale it up, you'll need to drop it in the bed by a similar amount. For example if you scale it up 3x, you'll need to drop it into the bed about 1.2 to 3mm before slicing.

So far I can't figure out how to drop the model in Z before slicing. It just wants to move around in the XY and +Z, but not -Z.
Searching Google

Which slicer are you using? Drop the model to the table, and then lower the Z coordinate by the amount you need. Z coordinate will be a negative number most likely.

Could you use this as a ring holder?

Yes you can. Nice idea.

You could even print more of them and position them in strategic places like by the food bowl. No no, just kidding1

It might drive him over the edge. lol