I had these printed because I wanted to show you a comparison of our three printing options (Cream Robust, White Detail and Transparent Detail). They came out really nice – they’re only 6cm tall and the amount of detail is great – you can even see their belly buttons!
You’ll find more close-up photos on our Material Options page.
I did learn a few things from this:
- The transparent detail material will really stand out when you make it wet – applying an acrylic lacquer finish should make it permanently shiny.
- I didn’t take proper care of balancing my objects – they keel over backwards.. It’s a bit tricky to get this right, but I’m working on a method involving Blender’s real-time physics engine. More about that in another post!
- If you want to print small objects, use the ‘Detail’ materials. The Robust will create stronger objects, but at the cost of a somewhat lower resolution.
That’s it for today – I now have to take care of my monkey babies!