Naomi “Sexy Cyborg” Wu is one of the biggest YouTube stars in the field of amateur 3D printing and electronics. What distinguishes her from the mass of other creators of this type of content are the original projects that she makes, professionally edited videos and… extremely curved body that she exposes as much as the projects she is working on. This raises quite extreme opinions among viewers – some perceive it as a great additional feature for her videos, others feel embarrassed seeing a skinny, 85%-naked Asian girl with giant, silicone breasts and a skimpy skirt presenting the qualities of a 3D printer, drone or DIY smart home system.
Regardless of the feelings that Naomi evokes in you, the fact is that her films are much more than nudity – even if they form an important part of her content. What’s more, in this way she breaks the stereotypes saying that a woman displaying her sexuality can only be the object of desire – Naomi prooves that she can be as well a talented engineer implementing interesting and innovative projects.
In her latest video, Naomi Wu 3D scans herself in a Chinese studio of ESUN, and then offers a digital model for 3D printing on the popular MyMiniFactory platform, collecting money for poor children in the Philippines.
I will not analyze the content of the attached video too much – you should watch it yourself. However I encourage you to support the Virlanie organization by purchasing the Naomi Wu 3D model on the MyMiniFactory mentioned above. The model costs only $ 11, so since you are here and reading about 3D printers, you can certainly afford it. We bought our model and decided to print it on our Zortrax M200 Plus. By the way, we’ll tell you how to do it right, because the model – although beautiful, is not very suitable for 3D printing in FDM / FFF technology.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, this story ended in an unexpected and bitter way… Read what happened two weeks later…
How to 3D print naked Naomi Wu and not to regret it?
The 3D model of Naomi Wu is not optimized at all for 3D printing in FDM / FFF technology. It has several elements that start in the air, which means that the 3D printer will first have to generate tons of supports on which will build them. We are talking primarily about a lowered, right hand and a ponytail on the back. All the support structures will be built on the platform on which Naomi stands – when we remove them, we will have to clean it with sandpaper. Anyway, we will have lot of additional work to do and as always on the field of home 3D printing – results may vary…
This would look like a finished 3D print if we printed it just as the 3D model was prepared (grey area are supports):
How to avoid it? It’s simple – you have to turn the model upside down… It will turn out that most of the problematic elements (like the right hand) will print without the slightest trouble, the number of supports will be much smaller.
The only snag is the platform Naomi is standing on – we have to get rid of it. We can use any 3D program for this – I will use the free but very efficient 3D Builder found in MS Windows. All you have to do is add a some block (e.g. cube) to the bottom, where the boots touch the platform, and then subtract it.
The platform can be printed separately and then stick the figurine to it.
We open the 3D model in the slicer of our 3D printer. I am going to print Naomi on my Zortrax M200 Plus, so I will use the dedicated Z-SUITE – one of the best programs of this type available on the market.
The model is a bit too big – the Z axis in the Zortrax M200 Plus is 180 mm high, couple milimetres less than the model. I decrease it and then rotate 180°.
I set up 3D print parameters – I will print it with PLA with 20% infill. Z-SUITE generates supports by itself or allows the user to do it manually. I will use the second option. First, I generated the default supports. I am not satisfied with effect – there are too many of them…
I start to remove them manually from places where I know that the 3D printer will 3D print well. Just pick a support structure and delete it.
Unfortunately, it is not worth removing supports from some places because there is a risk that the fragment will print ugly.
When I decided that everything was as it should be, I generate a file for 3D printing. This is what my 3D model will look like. The 3D print took just over 12 hours.