This project came about when TIFF needed some objects for the 3D printing table during the 2013 digiPlaySpace. I chose some kid-friendly models from Thingiverse, including a T-Rex that user IcanCwhatUsay had uploaded.
The printer I have access to for my day job is an extremely high-end industrial machine, so I wanted to do more than just a single material print.
I brought the model into Netfabb Studio and extracted the teeth and eyes triangles into separate meshes. That made it possible to 3D print in multiple materials on the Objet Connex 500.
In this case, the body was printed using a Shore 70 TangoBlackPlus rubber-like material, the eyes in Grey60 rigid plastic, and the teeth in VeroWhitePlus.