Hairy lion (dual color) with Cura 3MF file

Dual color project file of the hairy lion by _primoz_


Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike

Commercial use is allowed, you must attribute the creator, you may remix this work and the remixed work should be made available under this license.

Learn more or download attribution tags


Design by _primoz_:


This lion is a dual material version of primoz's design. It's configured to have the manes in a different color than the body of the lion. Obviously you can pick your own colors.

What's this, a 3MF file?

This new file format is a 3MF file. 3MF is the 3D Manufacturing Format supported by most 3D printer manufacturers, 3D printing service bureaus and CAD software houses.

You can load the 3MF file with any software that is 3MF compliant. 3MF also allows software to add useful metadata to it. When saving a 3MF file (from Cura version 2.4) it conveniently packages all project related information including the settings and all the parts you've added to the build plate. This allows you or the next person using Cura to save time, especially if you've already merged multiple meshes into one part, created efficient build-plates or set specific settings for specific parts of a print job.

You can find the latest Cura at

Collaborate on this design?

If you see collaborate on this design

How to groom the hair

  • Use narrow, pointy scissors to cut the far edges of the hair loose from the cylinder.
  • Now that the lion is freed, you can stick with a progressive 'punk' haircut that only some lions can handle, however, a more conventional haircut might look better.
  • Use a hair dryer to heat up the hairs and blow them in the right direction. Make sure to cover the top to prevent baldness.
  • Awesome, you're done!

Recommended materials:

  • It was designed for dual PLA and this is set up in the Curaproject file.
  • Choose two different colors for maximum effect or find the original file through the acknowledgement link.


  • Placeholder
    Hairy Lion Project Fq
    3MF  β€“  3.5 mb
    Version 1 - Feb 22, 2017
  • Placeholder
    Hairy Lion Project Fq.Curaproject
    3MF  β€“  3.6 mb
    Version 1 - Feb 17, 2017


Issues are used to track todos, bugs or requests. To get started, you could create an issue.


Ac83dbeb2e59eaf1bc0e89a5b5973618?default=blank&size=40zibzis14 added this to the DOWNLOADED collection ago
Dd5cb104bc51da7afd6a74ca8110dda0?default=blank&size=40Greentijger added this to the Animals collection ago
B2b63c4c7e4143e2d168e747f228a04c?default=blank&size=40claybson Flores added this to the casa collection ago
Eec0125100a93affb85751dab34f0192?default=blank&size=40Hardkill added this to the fun collection ago
5b16ef2a1e126b28fdf52405180f8e23?default=blank&size=40s40859408 added this to the Things to Make collection ago
Fe95768457f19c3321364210e6164180?default=blank&size=40Sampey added this to the PUPAZZI E GIOCHI collection ago
923493e3bdd1530d4ae9909f093657a3?default=blank&size=40leadboss added this to the Things to print2 collection ago
Mini apple touch icon 152x152Smithy added this to the Figures collection ago
929f12cf18c9f6f970a843501f3d978e?default=blank&size=40cyberhawkv added this to the My Collection collection ago
54a3f4643a54bc8fa326bf3c69630ab2?default=blank&size=40PurpleLibrarian2005 added this to the Figures collection ago
8e22009da21314bdf850232f9433a7cc?default=blank&size=40Dorito added this to the my collection collection ago
E3cbc7a62fa769ba80c6fd36274fd9aa?default=blank&size=40dreamland added this to the Animals collection ago
Mini mtb3d cirkelMTB3D added this to the MTB3D promotion collection ago
Mini online avatar 2014Stefan Nicolin added this to the Dual collection ago
154e49111addc9736b355aa29ea00134?default=blank&size=40saviowong added this to the UM3 collection ago
Mini screen shot 2013 07 15 at 6.49.36 pmErik de Bruijn commented ago

Nice print and color scheme, Labern!

Hi Arjan,

If you just load the 3MF file as a model it would not change your workspace. If you do load it as a workspace it will transfer my settings as well.

I agree that it's not as clear as it could be in terms of behavior naming the functionality.

However, the settings visibility was turned off for this project when it was saved and is also loaded along with the project. So, this is the intended behavior. In practice, a project is your entire workspace + the models that you had loaded when you saved them.

I would argue that changing the settings visibility could have a "[ ] Also load workspace settings (settings visibility)" checkbox so that it allows you to have control over keeping these as you had them before.

I'm now adding the 3MF file since there's not too much to the 3MF project itself that you might want to load. And the regular 3MF file actually also knows which extruders and profiles to use for which volume, so that's probably the version you wanted in teh first place?

Mini 2011 06 21 2019.55.47Labern printed this ago
Carousel thumb img 20170221 205414
Printed on:
ultimaker 3
Turned out very good. I Printed it with Colorfabb PLA/PHA which needed the standby temp to be a bit lower to stop oozing
Would be nice to have other bits like the nose, eyes and tip of the tail the same color as the mane
Mini ulti2arjanUltiArjan commented ago

Some remarks, saving a 3MF file in CURA does NOT create a project file. Only explicitly saving a project from file/save project will create a "project 3MF". Also it's not possible to save a project from the save button (only an 3MF) so the save project is implemented very confusingly.

2th issue, If you load this hairy lion project in cura 2.4 ALL you visibility settings are screwed up (empty) on ALL of your machines. Think the behavior on visibility settings in project files, and in general need a bit off rework :)

Mini screen shot 2013 07 15 at 6.49.36 pmErik de Bruijn published this design ago