Recently, Formlabs engineer Brian Chan wanted to improve his 3D modeling skills. To get started, he used a customizable STL model that was shaped like a generic four-legged animal. With just digital sculpting software and a pen tablet, he turned the model into all types of creatures, from a griffin to a Shiba Inu. You can download the STL below and use it to practice 3D modeling on your own.
To transform the model, Brian used Pixologic’s Sculptris, a free digital sculpting software. Optionally, a pen tablet will give you greater control over your sculpting movements, helping you create details faster—Brian opted for a Wacom version.