This listing is just for display only! We will not sell the same 3D model and statues as they are customed for one of our clients.
You can check the price below and customize your favorite villager by contacting us!
Sable the Hedgehog is built using ColorJet/BinderJet technology, which can create a colorful print directly without painting.
Colorjet can print things with the only material: sandstone-like plaster. The sandstone print has a relatively coarse surface, darker colors (compared to PolyJet when using the same 3D model) and a lower resolution. And it’s better for printing models with dark colors.
STEP 1: 3D Modeling
The client has some basics in 3D modeling and downloaded the models from the website The Models Resource:
The client sent us three files that are necessary for full-color 3D printing:
model file .obj, material file .mtl, and texture map file .png.
There are some small problems with this 3D model.
1) The apron is flat with no thickness, while ColorJet 3D printing needs a minimum thickness of 2mm.
The client extruded the apron mesh and then it was thick enough.
2) Some faces are not closed and the client mended them.
3) The model has a low resolution so the print will have a low-poly style. The client accepted the effect.
Our engineer helped her smoothen the surface to some extent.
The modeling cost is $0.
STEP 2: Quoting
The size required by the client is:
- Height: 70 mm
- Width: 43.5 mm
- Depth: 35.5 mm
The printing cost of the model in this size is:
- PolyJet 3D printing: $210
- ColorJet 3D printing: $60
The client decided to print Sable with ColorJet technology.
Here is the explanation about why it’s so expensive with PolyJet printing compared to other ANCH statues:
Sable has a large head, so even if we try our best to hollow it, it needs many supporting structures inside. So the software calculates that it needs a similar amount of material as Limberg plus Billy. Besides, its stab is so much that it also needs supports outside.
STEP 3: 3D Printing
The stabs are too sharp to be printed with CJP technology, so some stabs are not very sharp. The client said it was okay.
STEP 4: Finishing
For the main body, you can choose Matte or Glossy finishes.
We recommend a glossy finish by spraying a little UV oil. Too much oil would make it oily and disgusting.
STEP 5: Transportation
There are two options for the shipment.
- Cheap small package: 2-4 weeks, about $15
- Faster express: about $30
We’re very happy that our client chose us and likes our product!