Scanning BaliBoy was good fun and easy enough. Just make sure to take time setting up your scanning equipment and make sure there’s enough room to walk around the object while scanning. Once the BaliBoy was scanned I was eager to get it printing on the Makerbot. Using our woodFill profiles for Makerbot Makerware our first copy of BaliBoy (10cm tall) was done in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
In order to retrieve some of the detail I loaded the STL into z-brush. Using a few different brushes I started sculpting some of the detail back into model. The mesh generated from the scanning process is quite messy and can be difficult to work with in z-brush. I wasn’t going for an exact replica but more of an general approach of the model.
If you want to make one of these figurines yourself, download the model here: BaliBoy[mwi_product sku=”WOODFILL FINE”/]