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Dragonhead drinkcoaster

3D model description

A dragon is a large, serpent-like legendary creature that appears in the folklore of many cultures around the world. Beliefs about dragons vary drastically by region, but dragons in western cultures since the High Middle Ages have often been depicted as winged, horned, four-legged, and capable of breathing fire. Dragons in eastern cultures are usually depicted as wingless, four-legged, serpentine creatures with above-average intelligence.
Found on Wikipediapage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon

Print it with a single or multiple color, with filament or resin..and show me what you guys have made of it. I would love to see this model printed in a different color or even material.

This is a standard size coaster (100 by 100 by 5 mm), to fit in my coasterholder:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3130397

Best,

Raimon of IdeaLab

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3D printing settings

I have printed this model with Ultimaker white PLA. I used 0.2mm layer height and, 18% infill. I used a 0.4mm nozzle with my extruder at 210 degrees Celcius. I used a heated bed. To avoid the curling up at the bottom i used a brim. Don't hesitate to use your own configuration....no worries!

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Design steps

I picked a logo from my browser and have put it in svg format in inktscape (see video*). Opened the svg file in blender and made it a 3D object. In meshmixer i have repaired the file, using the 'Inspector' button under the 'analysis' tab. In meshmixer i have also added a drinkcoaster. I made the drinkcoaster in 123D Design using simple model techniques. You can also choose to make a template of a drinkcoaster in another program. For example: tinkercad. Than i have merged the drinkcoaster with the 3Dmodel (of the logo) after scaling the model in meshmixer. In meshmixer i have made the 'positive' file. For the negative model i have use 123design to substract the file from a drink-coaster. Saved it as a STL file and sliced it for printing. Cause the model has still some issues even after repairing it in meshmixer; i have decided to export it into Netfabb Online Service. This almost works very well after modelling something. Netfabb Online Service is a free STL repairing service. After this process i have previewed the model in my slicer (something i advice you to do before printing a model). The preview looked great with perfect (thick) lines; so i could print it without any problems.

If you would like to know how i design a 2D picture (google) into a 3D model.
Use this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6cmClwLhz8 (video* is under 6 min.)

2D to 3D in Blender

use this link to download blender for free: https://www.blender.org/download/

use this link to download inkscape for free: https://inkscape.org/nl/download/

  • 3D model format: STL

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Creator

Raimon Elctrncs is a 3D designer. Has been designing since 2017. He is an active member of several websites dedicated to the sharing of user-created digital design files. He finished the project of building a Velleman K8200 3D printer kit. The designs are a contribution to the 3D printing community (..you).

Upcoming project will contain just what came to mind.

Raimon Elctrncs lives in the Netherlands, Europe.

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