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Mexican sculpture - Troadey.com

by Troadey Jan 8, 2014
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I made one and its looking awesome


first of all thank you so much for posting this beautiful sculpture.

What is the difference between the new and old stl file?



The "new" file is a newer scan of the sculpture. It should be better.


I am Ashamed! The *.stl has some problems but, you are right that you CAN get a GOOD print! My 35% size was not any problem. My printer hot end began to sporadically jam which has led to my now redesigning. I apologize for the information being inaccurately applied to your scan.

People Print! This is a Beautiful item!

We made one for a client and it looked perfect. He even painted it to look exactly like the picture. If I were you I would print it bigger. And I would generate a sliced file to look at the slicing before printing. You would see if ther is any hole in the part. That's what we did.

Hmmm. Trying to upload a picture and Thingiverse is just grinding. I'll try this flickr link for your viewing my print - http://flic.kr/p/jX14mPhttp://flic.kr/p/jX14mP

Yes, nice effort for a scan - But, not a readily 3D printable item. The scan is not fixed enough with complete surfaces to print.

The stl is not complete enough for a FFM/FDM reprap plastic filament printer. It may come out ok with a DLP or other style printer. The reason this stl/scan is not good enough for 3D printing is it consists of incomplete surfaces. Even though your computer graphics show surface and your eye indicates surface there really is not a lot of continuity across the surfaces. I did print this item with support. Wow! What a chore to clean. I actually needed the picture to not carve away the model and I did lose the model's thumb. I had to make a prosthetic - <grin>. I broke the model while carving and could not easily figure what was support and what was filigree structure of the scan/model. I am not skilled with MeshLab or point cloud repair constuct type apps and that is why I did not and can not fix this model.

Yes, I knew this part was not good to print and would be impossible to very difficult but, I'd just calibrated a new Delta printer and wanted to work it out to break it in. I scaled this down to 35% & 30% fill using ABS on a Rostock Delta printer. As will see from the picture it does look like Artsy - But, the print is not as good as it could have been with a good stl. Use your B9, Form1 or other DLP printer - not a filament printer - Unless you like tedious carving or are a practicing archeologist.

Good try and keep up your efforts Troadey.</grin>