Jon #3D scanning the final bits of T. rex
238 years ago this month, the Gunboat Philadelphia was launched - thanks to 3D technology you can now explore the 3D model online or download at 3d.si.edu - smithsonian
Michael Weinberg of publicknowledge writes about the 3D efforts of our team at the Smithsonian - NIH 3D Print Exchange and NASA 3D
How does the smithsonian go from #3D scanning dozens of objects per year…..to many thousands? The Fraunhofer’s #CultLab3D may have an answer – we are checking out their 3D rapid capture conveyor system which is being tested at Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung in Frankfurt this week. They can 3D scan an object every 1 - 8 minutes! http://www.cultlab3d.de/ - http://www.liebieghaus.de/lh/
Only 1% of the 137 million objects in The smithsonian institution’s collection is viewable by the public — but a new digitisation programme could put and end to that, as Dan O’Connor investigates.
Learn how Smithsonian Gardens used #3D tech to study the rare Embreea orchid and the Eulema bee pollinator. #SIx3D - smithsonian
Our new intern Emilia 3D scanning the Nation’s T. rex at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Come see our team publicly scanning the T. Rex in the Rex Room weekdays from 10 - 4!
Stay tuned here for updates about the 3D Nation’s T. rex @smithsonian
We are thrilled to announce our involvement in a history-making event. Yesterday at the whitehouse Maker Faire, we unveiled two 3-D printed portraits of President Obama. This is the first time a U.S. President has been scanned in 3-D and the prints and the data from the scan will become part of the collection the National Portrait Gallery. We had the honor of scanning him with our structured light scanners and with some of the most advanced 3-D technology including University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies’ Light-stage that was used to capture his face at high resolution. Our partners at Autodesk combined the two sets of scanned data into one model and 3D Systems created the 3D print using SLS nylon. We hope to share more details about the process soon, but for now you can read the press release
Digital-photo software promises to offer unprecedented access to artefacts and sites.
3D scanning and computer vision being used to study China’s terracotta army.