I’ve been meaning to start one of these threads for a while. Been meaning to do a few things actually, but that’s what buying a 3d printer does to you I suppose.
To kick it off, a 3d printable file I’ve been working on. Blender and Zbrush. Plenty more to tweak as always, but calling it a day to get on with other projects.
The file is printable on a home FDM style printer such as my Printrbot Jr, as well as other fancier printers at Shapeways and the like. I am releasing this one as Public Domain, so feel free to do what you like with it. Just be sure to let me know, for the sake of my own curiosity.
If printing on an FDM printer, it is worth noting that this model is specifically designed to be printable without support material! The following isn’t my best quality print, but the extruder was having clogging issues all last week, so it’s the best one I’ve got at the moment.
http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/69985 - Blend Swap link (once the file has been approved…)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:144775 - Thingiverse link for those with 3d printer access.
The beauty of helping out at a Fab Lab in an arts building is that I’ve already had one of these printed in PLA plastic then cast in Bronze by someone else at the Lab. A test print, so the sculpt wasn’t quite finished, but the casting process turned out great. More details on Blender model to Bronze cast as the experiments continue.
So anyway I hope to fill this thread with further antics - 3d printed or not. Too many commercial jobs and stuff I can’t share lately. Keen to get some more stuff out there for the fun of it.