Just finished this model. 65 cm from top to down. Nature is so crazy …
Oh that is crazy!! But what a breathtaking likeness…AWESOME!!!
makes me want to print diatoms:))
Where is this one from, I read a few years ago they found some off Catalina CA…good thing they are sooo tiny in real life…wonder if they glow?
You are right they were found in Catalina CA. As far as I know they don`t glow.
Yes - diatoms are beautiful.
This looks great! Did you print the small hairs or were they attached afterwards?
Wow , that looks nice.
If you can, could you pleas post a screen shot of the model in Preform showing the supports.
the hairs were printed separate and then attached to the print.
here some screenshots of the body. I printed the parts some month ago with an oder version of preform. In the last version of preform you can see a lot of red areas - but it printed perfect.Uploading…
Thanks! for posting those Klaus. Surprising that you could print the two log feelers in that first pic on the right with out any supports.
Looks amazing and well polished - did you let preform orient and set the supports or was it done manually?
Orientation I do most times by myself. Supports are from preform but I always edit them and remove or ad supports. But I can not describe how I do this because it is mix of experience and feeling.