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The Easter weekend is fast approaching. There are not many chocolate eggs left in the shops so David Brannon, Instructional Designer, at BCA, has been developing his own Easter gift with a 3D printing twist!

David set to work by using the free Autodesk software, Meshmixer and made use of the ‘Import Bunny’ option.

Import Bunny Meshmixer

One bunny please!

After some tinkering the bunny was made into a solid and then hollowed out.

Bunny Hollow Meshmixer

Solid and Hollow settings were applied.

Next was the ‘Make Pattern’ setting and after some experiments ‘Tiled Tubes’ in a ‘Regular’ grid resulted in an exciting and  intricate result.

Bunny Tiled Tubes

Meshmixed Easter Bunny.

Finally the design was exported and 3D printed on the Up Mini.

Bunny UP Mini

The Easter Bunny Printed BCA

UP Mini 3D printing an Easter Bunny

 

The Easter Bunny BCA

A 3D printed ‘Easter Bunny

 

David’s friends and family may miss out on actual chocolate bunnies this Easter but they will have sampled the wonderful world of 3D printing!

To find out more about this project for commercial or education purposes contact [email protected]

Happy Easter from BCA.