This is the Geode City, my newest landscape 3D model.
The original model was designed with UV sensitive filament in mind. I was trying to think of an object I could replicate through 3D modeling that would be supplemented by being printed out with a UV sensitive filament, and my mind turned to geodes. But as this is a 3D model and not a real geode, I wanted to add a fantasy twist and model a little city inside of it.
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UPDATE (3/22/18): I uploaded a single piece print of both the city and the outside shell in one, but it would have to print in one color of filament instead of 2 or 3.
When you print, you need to print out 3 different pieces:
The Outer Shell
and The Inner Geode
The Inner Geode and Inner Geode with the back missing will look the same in the final assembly of the model, I'm offering the back missing option if you want to cut down on material used.
Some helpful notes:
Make sure your unit settings are in inches when you print.
All pieces should be oriented in the position of the final assembly.
The Geode City is modeled to print without supports
Post printing there is minimal assembly. I'd recommend adhering the Inner Geode piece to the outer shell with hot glue so it doesn't slide around, but that is up to you. The base is put in next.
There is a gap modeled into the outer shell and base in the back to run a wire through if you'd like to use your Geode City as a lamp with a tiny light. All the windows in the City are modeled to be open so light will shine through.
Here's the print with a color changing LED puck in the bottom!
The Geode City was modeled using Fusion 360