printing test with hand

why i print with polymer:

cheap (i cannot afford any other technique)

no dust (healthy for me)

no fumes


I take care of the Environment by not spilling any material and collect the remaining parts all separately for later use and recycling (it can be baked in the stove into metal forms)



i plan to print the hand like this:

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I need some support structures

i will add them now


pillar for the joint:

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hope it works!


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My intuition tells me this could work. But for the first print i expect a lot of failures. After that i will improve usually after 3 prints its ok.


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the base support structures i will make in other software


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print paths look ok

i make a test run….


no not yet the raft is to small

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I guess it will take about 1 hour to print this part. The finger tips will melt down. This issue i solve later. I am most interested on how the joint works



it is materializing this step is very addictive to me as i used to create my art in virtual worlds and now i can grab it by hand what i create. I get this feeling when i print the number one they very first one it is usually buggy but i keep it in my treasure box its is a magic one 🙂


its getting to hot

melt down


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i make another try and print slower


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side support is not needed its stable enough


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this wall i must enforce and make it more square for print


the rubber cord fits well and is stable on force no changes there



the slow print looks promising:




this side is to thin:


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excellent result  i will not change anymore for now:

am happy


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now some hand work


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before i go on with tweaking the hand i will print it to see if the joint works on the printer

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the hand is the most critical part for printing – very tiny structure hope it works

working on foot

Foot joints

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Ankle joint



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looks good


Now heel joint

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now some tweaking on toes

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tweaking tweaking 🙂


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i leave it like that for now i will have to melt the toes later for the 3dprint data


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quite happy so far


how it began

jan 17 2015

Patti just told me that LEA sponsors a half sim for 3 months beginning feb 1 2015


Hello eifa…
We would like to offer you 1/2 sim on LEA9 from 2/1/2015 – 4/30/2015
Please let me know if you are still interested!

i would like to create an artwork in RL and SL. I plan to use 3d printers cnc mills (wood) and mesh in SL. i will create a 3d model in blender and export it to the 3 medias (3d print ABS, Milled in wood, mesh in SL). I need 100 to 400 prims for the mesh (the more the bigger the mesh). I am fascinated by “rezzing” in RL. Its sort of the bridge back from SL to RL. The project title so far is “bridged”.
I plan to make at least 3 events where i will play music (mp3s as DJ) where i also build bridges between different music styles a so called eclectic set (what i am doing for years on SL) The 3 dates can be any date does not matter that much.



i am working on a 3d printed doll and thats just a perfect match to export to LEA9.

my frist render
my frist render