Studio Luna – 3D Printable Roman City STL
Turkey (Anatolia) is home to several Roman ruins such as Ephesus and Pergamon, giving us a strong starting ground. During this time, we blended the real buildings with our imagination and tried to create original-ish models.
We designed our city being neither a village nor a metropolis. Some of our buildings are modular; Agora can be printed as long as you want to create an open air culture and shopping centre.
The bath can be printed with as many columns as you like, to cover all the pool or any part of it. (My personal preference is this one)
I decided to blend the roman barracks with a little bit Age of Empires type of feeling. And here is the result;
As the center of religion, we designed this small round temple based on real life examples, since our city is not so crowded;
It is not a proper Roman city without a Senate building. And here is one I designed from scratch and Erman digitally sculpted. My idea was to design something different this time, as imagining this city located next to the Mediterranean, an open air Senate would be an interesting idea. I thought it can go well within the Forum area surrounded by modular Agora building, on the grass.
And for the housing of our citizens, 3 different house models are designed;
Design and Modular Structure
During the design, our top priority was to sculp the models in a way that is as easy to print as possible, meaning less supports and managable cut parts. I am very experienced in resin printing but the same is not true for FDM technology. For this, I have been consulting my professional FDM printer friends and learning tips and tricks about the platform sizes and alignments on the platform. The thing is very different from resin printing.
As a result, all the pieces were checked to fit in a 21cm x 21cm (8.2inch x 8.2inch) printing platform, with flat bases to stick better and were optimized for less protrusions to save supports.
This doesn’t mean they are unsuitable for resin printing. They can be printed on resin printers but might need to be scaled down to fit your printer’s build volume. And here is an example;