SpongeBob SquarePants originated in an educational comic strip used to teach about tide-pool animals. Creator, Stephen Hillenburg, was a marine biology instructor at the Orange County Marine Institute before he decided to swim into a career in animation. Hillenburg further developed the characters in his comic into the characters we know in the surreal animated comedy, SpongeBob SquarePants.

Spongebob in front of his street Spongebob detail of his head Close up of Spongebob's head

In 1996, the SpongeBob SquarePants series began to detail the adventures of the lively SpongeBob character and his aquatic friends. SpongeBob is friendly, light-hearted, and has a naive optimism toward life. He enjoys jelly-fishing (the underwater equivalent to butterfly catching) and his main goal is to become a licensed sea-boat driver.

WhiteClouds masterfully captured SpongeBob's youthful energy in a 3D printed cartoon model. The print file took roughly 80 hours of digital design time. The design was then cut into 24 parts that took 1,400 hours and 19 rolls of PLA to 3D print. Since the shape of SpongeBob makes him top-heavy, his legs are steel rods welded onto a steel baseplate. SpongeBob's 3D printed shoes hide the weld spots and sand-like texture disguises the steel plate. Finished with quality airbrushing and an automotive-grade clear coat, WhiteClouds' Spongebob is truly an impressive sight to behold.

To learn more about our creations, please visit our 3D Cartoon Models page.

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