This is also something from 2013, but i recently made new renders and picts of it, and it was never posted here…
My second 3d print try. Wanted to do something unusual for me , and that i liked very much. I find Feline skulls are some of the most beautiful organic objects. Extinct big cats ones in particular. While browsing for references , i found there are so many species, with so many variations in skull « design ». Beautiful.
Have taken Smilodon Fatalis , a Sabertooth big cat.
Sure some experts would find flaws on the model… But anyway looks fair enough to my taste.These new Cycles renders are from blender 2.70, i used the very good new wireframe modifier for render #14. Note also i used a good trick from Andrew price’s BlenderGuru for using vertex color to add dirts on objects.
Was very happy about the 3d Print. Also ordered at Sculpteo.
But this time i picked « polished plastic » as material and was even more impressed by the result than with the Hans Pervitin bust.
The thing is about 8 cm long, printed in two parts, skull and jaw. I had modeled some small pins and axes on the jaw, but it ended up too small for the printer , so i had to remove carefully a bit of material with a cutter for the jaw to rotate and close correctly.