Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ugh, supports.

While designing the succubus for Just Game I discovered completely by random a similar winged female figure on myminifactory. Curious how the designer managed to acomplish what I couldn't I decided to dig in and I found the following:

  1. His model is much larger.
  2. His model is in parts that you have to glue together
  3. The parts were oriented to print successfully
I was a bit doubtful about the third claim. But the designer said they were using a similar 3D printer than I was, so I decided to try it out. I turned on supports and sliced the model in makerware and tried it out.

Not even half way through I check the print. The miserably failed print. I guess there were some parts that didn't entirely fail. So how does it look on the other side?
Yup.Every time. Every time I try to print a rounded shape on the bottom with supports on the result is always the same. Icky poo.

If anyone has any insight on how to succussfully print round shapes like this in ABS I'd love to hear them

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