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Owl statue

by cushwa Feb 27, 2012
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https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2922812 Found your owl on someone else's page.

harry potter mail owl

thanks for letting me know. they have been reported.

Hey there, are you the original maker of this owl? If so, I spotted it in a VR game (along with one with a top-hat on) called Soul Dimension. I do quite a bit of 3D printing and had thus seen this a million times, so spotting it in the game was a bit trippy for me. It’s near the beginning of the very first level in gold. Hopefully they didn’t just lift it from you.

thanks for letting me know!

Thank you so much!!! My faith in human nature is RESTORED!! Thanks!!

Hey Cushwa! I've been tinkering around with designs and different apps and have really come to appreciate the amount of time it must have taken you to make this owl. I printed it last year in ABS, and it turned out amazing! Thanks so much for putting your design out there. I sent you a few dollars as a tip.

Keep up the awesome designs!


very successful 3d model!
The image of the Owl is well conveyed.
The best detail for printing on a 3d printer in different scales.
The author feels very good form!

hello Explorer2424 Have you printed the Owl??

Printed at 50% size with Cetus3D MK3, Raft + no Support, 0.4mm Nozzle, 0.2mm Layers. Feathers were sometimes a bit rough on the underside but easily fixable, propably due to the scaling. Otherwise beautiful model! Thx!

Someone is stealing your design and sell it to make money on it: https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-print-models/house/decor/pair-of-owl-female-free
You should be careful and report this creation immediately to stop this cheater.

Cool STL BTW ;)

Way to watch out for the community! :)

opps, wrong model

what owl family is this owl from??

great horned owl... It's based on a great horned owl but it's not accurate. I just made it up mostly

Hats off to your skills.... It is phenomenal... Keep up the good work.

can't you just mirror the owl for the other one? Great work btw

sure.. I posted a mirror image for ease of use.. Not everyone is 3d literate like you.

I don't think he was meaning to be a smart guy, just was asking a simple question; the Internet has unfortunately made all of us a bit defensive at times.

Absolutely flamed him

Hi there!
Is it possible to print this without supports?
I guess the beak could be a problem...
Thank you in advance!

yes no supports necessary

Awesome work. Looks great. Please consider leaving a tip on Thingiverse for the use of the model. Great work. Cheers -Tom Cushwa

Hi sorry for the late reply I would just like to thank you!! I will upload your link no problem and thank you for this amazing owl, but I would also like to send you a picture of how it came out after I vapour it in this amazing unit of mine, the unit is still in R&D and will soon be available to purchase
have a great day! I will send a link for my website asap Regards


Hi I would like to know if it is okay to advertise a unit (acetone vapour box) I made, were I smooth out the abs parts I liked, and show the people all over the world about this amazing unit I designed. With this owl smooth out shinny and smooth in the background of my unit is this okay to do I would like permission?

This thing is labeled under Creative Commons-Attribution so yes. Just give credit.

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Just printed this. Came out pretty well but the ear-tips were a bit melty. Wood pla at 182 with constant fan. Should I crank the temperature down a little more?

(Edit: printed at 50% which may make a difference)

Hello everyone

As much as I try, i'm not able to print this without supports.
I've tried nozzle 0.25, layer width 0.3, layer height 0.1, several perimeter configurations (2, 3 and 4)
then nozzle 0,35, layer width 0,55 and height 0.19 (wich teorically should give auto support up to 30º inclination)

Infill between 10 and 15% retilinear.
I've also tried several speeds (including ultra slow of 5mm/s) to no avail.

the lower bic part and the cheeks base don't print well. (bloobs and so on... like if the top layer wasn't adhering to the under layer - overhang maybe?)
Simplify3D gave me slightly better results compared to slic3r but none of them are acceptable.

I'm using a hot chamber (70ºC) printer with heated bed (100ºC) and ABS (255ºC)

And I'm also going nuts...

I always sets following setting on new printers which works 9 of 10 times.

Infill speed: 60mm/s
Outer-shell speed: 20mm/s
Bottom-layer speed: 20mm/s

Bed: 60 degree Celsius
Hotend: 205 degree Celsius (with filament cooling, otherwise I use 190)

Bed: 100 degree Celsius
Hotend: 245 degree Celsius (without filament cooling)

I use a mixture of sugar and water as bedadhesive. (1/3 sugar and boiled for 5 min. Works REALLY good)

Hi, its hard to tell without pictures. Try signing on to #reprap on IRC. (if you don't have an irc client use http://webchat.freenode.net/ )
Ask there, post some questions and wait a little while, someone will be able to help. Or have a look at the trouble shooting guide: https://www.simplify3d.com/support/print-quality-troubleshooting/
There's always the forums http://forums.reprap.org/ you can post to, or browse other peoples threads.

255C might be a bit hot for ABS. Printing with a 0.25mm nozzle will certainly prove a challenge!! Go with something larger that is easier to work with, eg, 0.4mm nozzle. I run 0.4 and 0.5mm nozzle's and they're both printing just lovely. 0.1mm layer height isn't easy to do when trying to calibrate. Jump to something larger like 0.2mm layers on a 0.4mm nozzle. It will also reduce your printing times as they get insanely high on such small nozzles. Coincidently, I was just browsing a blog post about nozzle sizes and printing times. I think you may find it interesting: http://www.tridimake.com/2013/05/3d-printing-with-smaller-nozzle-diameter.html

How has this not been featured?

Tell Thingiverse to feature it!... It's one of the most downloaded models of all time!!!

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I featured this in my 3D printing series Thingisplore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCCK1YE-TWw&index=1&list=PL06BiYWvHjWEWXxchUOsOLMXQD_2oeStm It looks realy nice perched on my shelf, great job on the design.

That video is nuts. You are really onto something here!

Hey Tom, check this print out! It made me smile.

Owl Statue - Voronoi Remix - Dual Extrusion
by shaqFoo

Wow... Very Cool.. Please post your "How to" video on how you made this! That would be great. Thanks so much.

I will print off a bunch of these because my friends Daughter is afraid of them... mwa ha ha ha ha ha.

I used this owl for my first Time-Lapse 3D Printing channel. You can check it out here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIOoPMGqLBw

This is owl has become the standard test for 3D printing. this time I Printed mine with a cute Portabee 3D printer KIT, used 0.3mm res at 20mm/seg, took 1.39 hours to print scaled at 50%

The Owl has taken off!!!

Thanks for this great model!
Printed with my Mendel90 with no issues besides some flawed finish on the more overhanging parts. But I'm thinking this is inevitable with PLA on downwards facing surfaces.

do i need support for the nose? mine failed :(

I didn't on my Mendel90. Printed with 0.2mm full size. Sliced with Slic3r with Supports enabled, but it didn't add any.

"An Excellent Owl."

-Chef Excellence

FWIW, the two side by side owls I uploaded were printed using acceleration at 120mm/s and 0.1mm layer height. Each took about two hours forty-four minutes to print. The owl on the left used default SF50 settings, including perimeter slowdown of 50% and 1.0 mm retraction (reversal). The one on the right also used default SF50 settings BUT then perimeter slowdown and retraction were disabled and altshell and firmware deprime were instead used. Both came out quite nice.

Little detail: the owls are scaled to 50% of full size.

Really nice and smooth sidewall quality.

Any chance you could share your slice settings?

OP said s/he didn't make it, and that they think it was done on one of the new Replicator machines a few comments down.

Was there another, smaller version of this? I'm watching it print now and it looks like it's going to be a lot bigger than what I see in the pictures - probably end up 150mm or so tall..

Yes, it is quite large. I scaled it down to half size.

Which machine did you make this on?

I'm not sure. I didn't make it. I believe it was made on one of the new Replicator machines.

Owls rule! I'll print this and add it to my collection of owls


Awesome Video! Really got to print one now :)

Owls rule!

BUBO! ...wait, no, not quite.

Nice detail, tho. How'd you model it?

I thought it was Bubo too!

what a wonderful looking owl! my girlfriend and sister will be majorly disappointed if i don't print this for them.