3d Print Cat Skeleton

Intro: 3d Print Cat Skeleton

For my final college project I made a 3d cat skeleton, which I animated walking and also 3d printed.
Check out the project here http://cargocollective.com/ashleighchaney


Step 1:

I made the most of the skeleton using Zbrush but some such as the vertebrae were made in 3ds Max and then finished in Zbrush.

Step 2:

After I modelled all of the bones in the skeleton I sent it to the 3d printer.

Step 3:

When the print arrived it was almost ready for painting, just a few areas needed some light sanding.

Step 4:

I painted the print using numerous light washes to make it look like bone.

Step 5:

Once everything was painted and finished all that was left was to assemble the print into an articulated skeleton.

Step 6:

The finished piece

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    MangoL2

    1 year ago

    Hi Ashleigh, would it be possible to get a copy of the file? My girlfriend is going to vet nursing college and would love to have an articulated skeleton for learning purposes! Would be very helpful, thanks!

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    TK Trooper

    1 year ago

    So are the files available seems as this is an instructable?

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    jtweedle

    3 years ago

    That's amazing. Do you sell or share the print files? I'd love to produce one of these for my Zoology class

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    cinister_sinderella

    3 years ago

    Have you thought about selling your print files? I'd be very interested :)

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    Roryfkl

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Amazing modeling! Could your share the file so we could make it our own?

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    Can you please share the files? My girlfriends birthday is coming up and she loves cats and skeletons. Id love to 3D print this for her.

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    dhiggins4

    5 years ago on Step 4

    It really does look like bone, this part is particularly impressive.

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    dhiggins4

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Best of luck in the home stretch of the competition. You and Astrotrain are both aces!

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    spyder2021

    5 years ago

    what did you use to print it?

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    andrea biffi

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Ashleigh, your 3d modeling skills are impressive!
    Thanks for sharing!