3D-Printed Owl

How’s it made? This model is 3D printed using fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology. It’s a process that melts plastic filament and lays it down onto a platform through a nozzle (like a fine-tip glue gun) one layer at a time in a pre-programmed location. To get the desired result, multiple passes are made, each one as thin as a human hair. Once a layer is complete, the platform moves down and a new layer is created. When each section of the owl is finished, they’re glued together, sanded, primed and then the airbrushing makes the character come alive. To learn more, see our Character Models page.

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