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Spiral Vase - Wave decor

by Antonin_Nosek Dec 10, 2017
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looks great. But simplify3d does not calculate correct vase path.
Meshmixer also has some problems with that.

I've done a remix of this vase with the hollow added into the file and the top removed. Have a go with it and see if it helps. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3582798

Abstract Flowers & Spiral Vase (Remix)

I started pritnting this at night and when I woke up its are making the moves but dont putting fillament, only make the first layer and then stopped, I think its has a problem with the file, or its was only me?

There is no point reuploading the model.

If you want to print this, just set top layers to 0, and print at 0% infill and you'll get a vase. I thought this was common knowledge already.

Just set you wall thickness accordingly

Looks great make, heating up the bed now, just need to choose a colour....

EDIT: Model is broken:(

Dear,your 3d model are so beautiful and amazing.
I work with 3d clay printer And I can not use a resolution of 0.2 and nozzles smaller than 1 mm.
Can you design this model for 1 and 2 mm nozzles(without any infill)and send it to my email?
Thank you very much



Can you please upload a new file with it not filled in?

Hello Justin,

Of course I can :) Give me some time.

Why do you want not filled data? Which Slicer are you work with? Maybe I can help without data update :)


Well, a vase isn't very good if it doesn't have an opening to hold things, so that's why. There's been several requests for this already, so I'm surprised an updated file wasn't posted or put up as a remix or something given how responsive you've been for others.
I'm using simplfy3d. Vase mode on that doesn't leave an opening at the top.
Thanks, Justin

Sorry for that and thank you for your feedback. I will focus more on you makers :)

Virtually I lost original file of this Vase and I have STL only. I did this file when I have little know-how about STL fixing. Now thanks to you I found that this file is not in good condition.

I will do my best to fix it and edit stl to be also hollow. I hope, that I will have filles soon and if I will have problem with that, I will make a new one from the scratch.


I think this is a wonderful design and look forward to printing it. Whether you're ultimately successful or not, thank you for your effort!

I've got a version hollowed out for you on my remix of this design. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3582798

Abstract Flowers & Spiral Vase (Remix)

I know it's been almost a year since this comment, but for anyone who stumbles upon this, just set top layers to 0 and the top will be open.

Very nice, unable to use as a vase as its a solid model even when using cura vase mode. If you can upload one that isn't solid it would be appreciated.

Hi Shane, Thank you for your comment :) I will edit and upload model. I will let you know via message soon! :)

Yes if you can please upload a new file with it not being filled in. That you be grate.

why is it filled if it is a vase?

It is filled because of slic3r settings. If you set spiral vase in settings Perimeters will be generated on outter area only :)

If you want hollow part I can generate it :) I will have some time on the weekend. So if you want it hollow leave me a comment here, and I will upload another file and send message directly to you.

Thank you for your comment and have a nice day!