They wanted something simple and geometric that would easily blend into the "natury" theme of the wedding (it was at City of Rocks in Alma, Idaho so you can't get too much more natury). I fiddled around and came up with a basic idea on the right. Please don't look at a closeup of it, it's a pretty crappy print.
It was nice, but I wanted something more symmetrical...I also wanted a better print because I didn't want people to see that about one in public. I had just started using PLA and was having a lot of problems with slipping, consistency on walls, and overall quality. Another problem that was plaguing me was this weird bad printing on the right. After some experimenting I found a setting configuration that worked:
- Increase temperature to 215C
- Decrease print speed to 30mm per second
- Increase the roof thickness
|Bannanagrams for scale|
But this was just step one! In the middle of this process I was asked if I could paint it to make it look like wood, and after a couple of google searches I discovered Wood PLA! It smells like delicious wood when it prints and actually has a wooden texture.
At this point I received the actual dimensions of the candles to I made the model a little taller
But it was worth it. It was a lovely wedding, made only lovelier with my creations! Enjoy a few glamor shots.