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Aria the Dragon #3DThursday

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Meet Aria the Dragon. Designed by Louise Driggers, this iconic mythical creature has quickly become one of the coolest models we’ve seen yet. Folks on the Goggle+ 3D Printing Community are printing her and sharing their slice settings. Aria was actually designed and optimized for FDM 3D printing. She makes for a great demo print and showcases what a well calibrated printer can produce.

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… I built Aria in Blender. I also decided to rig her so I could experiment with poses and re-use the model if I wanted to…. The temptation is to put your model into an elaborate pose but you will quickly find that the original idea is unprintable and you really have to work the angles to keep the look. I wanted to keep her crouching like a lizard would, rather than the Adalinda model which is sitting flat on the ground. However, to keep her support free, I wanted to keep her looking up – which I think gives her a gentle appearance.

She’s definitely a beautiful model – we think you should check her out! Shout out to Louise on her amazing work, bravo!

Read Louise’s full description on Thingiverse
Download Aria STLs
Follow Louise Driggers on Google+


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