Saturday, September 21, 2013

David/ My first 3D Print!

The original ZBrush Model of David (his story can be found here).

The MakerBot: Replicator 2, the Harold b. Lee Library's new 3D Printer

David before the removal of his supports

Final cleanup!

The pouch and sling were too thin for this printer; they were reproduced,
but were fragile and came off with the supports. A 3D printer that prints 
with wax supports, like the one in BYU's Crabtree building, might have
more of a chance at preserving those kind of details.



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    1. Thanks Wes! I was pretty stoked, I'm looking forward to doing more. It's kind of a test for my BFA project

  2. That's fantastic! I've always wanted to try 3D printing something but it's so gosh darn expensive. When did the HBLL get a 3D printer?

    1. They've had a printer for a few months, and this one isn't nearly as expensive as things were in the past. David is about 6 inches tall and cost about $12 to print. It's much more doable than it used to be. Thanks for stopping by!