Bonsai Planter (New HD Model with over 1,100,000 Triangles)

Author: gCreate, published on 2014-08-16

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Summary

We attempted to design a beautiful and useful planter for your next bonsai (which we happen to love). It took several months to find the right plant to fit the planter box. This model, along with others, can be downloaded from http://www.gcreate.com/downloads/. The photos show the planter printed at 200% although we could have printed it larger, which we will do as the plant grows.
We are uploading a shelled model as well as a solid model. When printing the solid model you should set the infill to 0% and you have to cut out the top (or stop the print before it prints the top). The shelled model prints great at the full scale or 2x scale but it may be too thin at half scale.
Depending on your printer you may or may not require support. This was printed on the gMax printer at several scales and it didn’t require any support just keep in mind the overhangs are over 80 degrees. Also the base has no drain holes which you may want to add.
Hope you enjoy and we can’t wait to see what people fill the planter with.
*Note:
The model was created in 3ds Max 2011 but due to the export/unit issues the model is scaled up by 2540%. You may have to scale down by .0393701 depending by your slicer software. In slic3r 1.1.6 it loads correctly.

Instructions

*Note:
The model was created in 3ds Max 2011 but due to the export/unit issues the model is scaled up by 2540%. You may have to scale down by .0393701 depending by your slicer software. In slic3r 1.1.6 it loads correctly.
As mentioned in the description, you may require support depending on your printer setup. It prints fine, without support, on the gMax printer.

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Tags: bonsai, household, plant, planter