So, maybe you haven’t been turned into an old lady who ends up in a walking castle powered by a wee fire-demon but, you gotta admit, a walking castle is pretty darn cool. I don’t think it’s ever been better illustrated as it has in the 2004 animated film Howl’s Moving Castle (written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki). The trailer…
3D Design/Printing hobbyist, Mag-Net, has an appreciation for Japanese animation and 3D printing. His incredible 3D print of Howl’s Moving Castle is what happens when you combine the two. When I try to combine the two, I get the final scene from Akira… and screams, lots of screams.
Mr. Mag-Netty used ZBrush to create the model that stands 9.8″ (250mm) tall and weighs 1 lb (490g). He printed it on an Original Prusa i3 with a layer height of .15mm and no supports (except on the earpieces). Altogether it took about 44 hours to complete–the time it would take to watch Howl’s Moving Castle 22 times.
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