MyMiniFactory, the social site for 3D printable models, has just passed 20,000 3D models according to a press release from the company. 3D printing industry take a look at some of the most popular models. Each of the models is guaranteed to be 3D printable.
The most popular 3D designers are recruited by MyMiniFactory as Studio Designers. These Studio Designers are then promoted by the site and receive a share of the company’s advertising revenue.
Marvel inspired models
On MyMiniFactory as 3DofTom, Tom Davis’ best loved designs are inspired by video games and films.
Popular 3D printing YouTubers PrintThatThing, and Uncle Jessy are particular fans of His Low Poly Hulk from the Marvel Universe.
For angular features, low poly designs translate well into a 3D print. In this Hulk, it’s amazing how much detail Davis still manages to achieve in the geometric lines.
At the time of writing this article, 3DofTom’s Baby Groot flower pot, “Gardens” of the Galaxy 2 design, has 7465 views. Guardians of the Galaxy fans are clearly keen followers of his work.
GoPro mods and transformers
The first 3D printed object on MyMiniFactory for Jurica Pranjic was a GoPro camera mount from February 2016. His collection now totals 29 unique 3D objects, and currently has a total of 134,043 views.
Our favourite is the VALKYRIE VF-1S Veritech Fighter from 80s anime series Macross.
As a 3D print, the VALKYRIE robot model can be transformed into a plane.
Cosplay and gun props
Obsydiann is powered by prop maker Jill Cope. Her 3D printed armor started out as part of Squidbot cosplay from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
Since the prop-making graduate project subsided, Cope has continued to make props and gain popularity on Instagram as Obsydiann_Props.
You can nominate any of the 3D designers in this article for the upcoming 1st Annual 3D Printing Industry Awards here.
Featured image shows Tom Davis’ 3D render of the Low Poly Hulk. Image via: MyMiniFactory