Author: Cordavi, published on 2014-09-18
I downloaded the Baby Groot model posted by landsharkxx (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:436968) and wanted to remix it and see if I could make it print easier with little or no supports. (Printing with PLA and an active cooling fan.)
I took the time to adjust the areas with overhangs, thicken his thin features, and resculpt in detail and add some leafs.
I was able to put him in a pot with a print in place part that allows him to wiggle around as if he was dancing. Video here: http://youtu.be/Qk9saWm2xM0
I used Meshmixer, Sculptris, and 123D Design. Print tested on a MakerBot Replicator 2. No supports or raft needed.
Download the file and prepare it in a slicer like MakerBot Desktop.
I personally have been printing him at Standard Resolution (0.2 mm), 10% infill, and two shells.
He is designed to be printed sitting up with his hands in the air.
Tags: baby_groot, comic, comics, groot, guardians_of_the_galaxy, marvel, marvel_comics, meshmixer, no_support, print_in_place, sculpt, sculptris