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Cutting up and printing model with meshmixer to avoid overhangs

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Posted · Cutting up and printing model with meshmixer to avoid overhangs

I am trying to print a model of a figure that has a great deal of difficult overhangs and small unsupported details(hands and feet). I have tried using meshmixers support generators to help, but still have not made a successful print.

Does anyone have any suggestions for good tutorials or information on best methods for cutting a model into individual pieces that can be put back together in post. I have seen a few by doing a web search, but they haven't really got me where I need to be.

Does someone have experience doing this and know whether I should be thinking about trying it with:

Zbrush

Netfabb

Meshmixer

Other?

Thanks for any help

 

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Posted · Cutting up and printing model with meshmixer to avoid overhangs

or just sink it into the print bed - i.e. no changing, just arranging on the print bed several times.

oh, and have a go - I have been amazed at what prints without supports!

 

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Posted · Cutting up and printing model with meshmixer to avoid overhangs

Thanks Guys, I think I am getting closer to what I want.

 

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Posted · Cutting up and printing model with meshmixer to avoid overhangs

or just sink it into the print bed - i.e. no changing, just arranging on the print bed several times.

oh, and have a go - I have been amazed at what prints without supports!

 

Maybe sink the model to the top of the wrist. Then flip the model and print the other half. Still might have some problems with the chin and chest (depending on the chest).

 

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