If you’re bored with traditional styling and want something alternative and original for this year’s Xmas, we created a 3D printed Xmas tree using the Joints and Wires plugin in our free VECTARY 3D editor
What you need:
- 3D printer or 3D printing service to 3D print joints
- Wooden sticks
- Measuring tape
Step 1: 3D Print Joints
Download the joints for free and 3D print them.
We used a Zortrax M200 3D printer and ABS filament. If you don’t own a 3D printer, you can always use 3D printing services such as Shapeways to order a 3D print.
The tree is made of 2 types of joints.
You will need 5 pieces for the trunk and 18 pieces for the twigs.
Step 2: Get Some Wooden Sticks of Different Sizes.
You will need sticks with 3 different diameters. You can buy these wooden sticks in any hobby shop or online .
Main stick used for the trunk:
length: 800mm (31,5 inch)
diameter: 20 mm (0,79 inch)
The twig base:
sticks with different lengths and a 12mm (0,47 inch) diameter.
From bottom to top:
3x 225mm (8,86 inch)
3x 195 mm (7,68 inch)
3x 145 mm (1,77 inch)
3x 125mm (4,92 inch)
3x 100mm (3,94 inch)
For the stand:
diameter: 12mm (0,47 inch)
length: 3x 200 mm (7,87 inch)
diameter: 10 mm (0,39 inch)
15x 100mm (3,94 inch)
21x 70mm (2,76 inch)
You can fit and place these small end sticks quite randomly for a more natural look.