Gothic Cathedral Play Set Time Lapse Video

We have finally gotten around to printing out a Botcave “hall of fame” sample for one of the most impressive items on ThingiverseGothic Cathedral Play Set designed by Michael Curry (Skimbal). This time lapse video also features a first experiment in “Build Platform POV” post-production hackery.  Created by Matt Griffin, with help from Bre, Dave, and Tim Bartlett.

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  • Dave Durant
    February 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Wow! That’s a pretty epic Thing to print – congrats!!

  • Carmiac
    February 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Did my eyes fool me, or did I see a stepper motor driving that extruder???

  • JadeKnight
    February 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    That does indeed appear to be a stepper driving the MK5. Zoomed into the video at 0:49, and I see 4 wires on the left going into the motor behind the drive gear.

  • 3defect
    February 8, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Nice video, how did you track the build platform? Mocha?

  • Dave Durant
    February 8, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    The 4 wires coming out of the back sorta gave it away. That and it being a different shape than a DC motor. 🙂

    It’s still an epic print and whoever dialed it in and made it through that Thing deserves props..

  • Stan
    February 8, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I’m very impressed that the thin supports at the top showed up at all. On my Cupcake, those turned into a stringy, blobby mess.

  • Twotimes
    February 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Hey, they forgot to print the back of it!

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    February 9, 2011 at 10:13 am

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Bre Pettis, Eric Skiff, Anu M, Orange Computer, Chris Raab and others. Chris Raab said: RT @bre: MakerBot Time Lapse! (Cathedral!) […]

  • Matt
    February 9, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Heheh. I’ve been enjoying these comments and can’t post regarding certain equipment that may or may not be in use in this vid. I experimented with some manual tracking — picking two points for every frame by hand so it has that nice jello-wy organic feel to it. (I was using a compositor package, not AE+Mocca in this case, though that would have been a great way to do this.) If I had lighted it more brightly and evenly, I could have used Mocca or similar to grab auto points. I’m afraid I had to brute-force the match over many many many hours.

  • Thaed
    February 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I suspect we just got a view of the MK6. Want!

  • coasterman
    February 9, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Stepper driven MK6! I want one!!
    Very impressive print. And did I see a wide belt? It appears the belt covers the entire platform, unlike on the current ToMs, whose belts appear to be 10mm or so short of what they should be 🙁 .

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  • Chooch
    February 10, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Hurray for direct drive stepping!

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  • Sito
    February 27, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Hi guys, especially Matt,
    I tried hard to figure out what music you chose for the soundtrack – no success, yet. Even Shazam shows no results. It’s driving me crazy. Could you, or somebody else, help me, please?


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