Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pterosaur Launch Animation

Last week we posted a case study about scanning Pterosaur bones to help research their launch sequence and how they were able to get their massive wings into the air.

Julia Molnar, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University department of Art as Applied to Medicine, used the 3D data to create an animation of what the launch sequence may have looked like.

The below video is a great example of how 3D laser scanning and imaging is aiding in diverse scientific research on a regular basis.