Greetings! I’m currently prepping for a business trip, so this will be a quick entry.
I have a new 3D Printed bird to my collection. Spinus tristis, otherwise known as the American Goldfinch.
He’s my second favorite bird at the moment. I’m thinking of simplifying the white patches on his wings to make him match my FIRST favorite bird from the MakerGear M2– the Baltimore Oriole.
I’m getting quite a collection of little birds. : )
Gah – Monarch Butterfly
I had this grand idea to do a Monarch Butterfly– it has the same color scheme as the orioles so I figured I could print them together. I stumbled upon a lovely Public Domain model by Liz Havlin. LOVE. It is exactly what I was envisioning, only prettier!
I thought I would just update the model a bit, to solidify the back and then add different face heights for my orange and white layers. Easy, right?
It’s been kicking my ass. And it’s not Liz’s model– her work is perfect, water-tight, non-manifold. I’ve been introducing issues to it when I add and extrude new faces. Gah. I will be victorious… just not tonight. : (