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Nova - Ballet pose

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3D model description

"Ballet" pose from the Nova series.

The default version is at 1/10th scale with an attached base base. This version will print without support at a slow speed, when fine layer thickness is used.

The 1/8th scale body is 250mm long. For a stable, easy print, it can be printed laying down diagonally on a typical Prusa-style printer (210mm square bed). The bottom of her feet have been extended so they plug into the base (see image).

Alternatively, to avoid marring the surface with support, a split version is also provided, where the top and bottom half can be printed separately at an angle. This results in the best quality, and has support structures included.

The split version (with "thin support") can be scaled to 200% to print at 1/4 scale on a Prusa-like printer (230mm Z-axis), resulting in a 20" tall sculpture.

Good foot contact is normally required for a successful print, and so the figurine can stand, which is why she is not en pointe, like a typical ballerina pose. That also requires special shoes, and she is barefoot in the scan session. Nova does have ballet experience though, so I consider this pose legit. :)

3D printing settings

The 8th scale, single piece version requires that you add support if your printer needs it. The split version has an included support structure that is optimized for 0.4mm extruders. A brim is recommended for the split version. A joining peg aligns the two halves. The base is printed flat, and has concentric rings on the bottom to reduce surface contact, making it easier to print and remove without a raft.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • Nova Ballet with base_10th_No support.stl
    • Nova_Ballet_8th.stl
    • Nova_Ballet_8th_Joining Peg.stl
    • Nova_Ballet_Base.stl
    • Nova_Ballet_Bottom_8th_Thin Support.stl
    • Nova_Ballet_Top_8th_Thin Support.stl

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  • Last update: 2019/12/08 at 01:25
  • Publication date: 2018/06/07 at 05:25





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