Friday, January 30, 2015

Project Snapshot: Rodin's The Thinker

In 2014 we scanned Auguste Rodin's The Thinker sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The BMA used the data for promotion at Baltimore's annual Artscape festival. The 3D model can also be used for archival purposes, research, or even the create mini "Thinkers" for the BMA's giftshop.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Making Reality Digital, Making the Digital into the Physical

 Direct Dimensions founder and President, Michael Raphael, was asked to present on the possibilities of 3D Scanning and Printing at Faro's 3D Documentation conference.

Through compelling visual case studies you can learn how 3D scanning helps make the physical into digital, and how that data in turn can be used to 3D print new objects. Case studies include national monuments, buildings, historic artifacts, consumer and medical applications and face and figure scanning. You can watch the presentation below.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial: The Table of Brotherhood

In 2011 Chevrolet released a short in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., entitled "The Table of Brotherhood." The spot's release coincided with the newly dedicated Memorial to Dr. King in Washington DC.

To have the short filmed and edited in time for the dedication of the memorial, however, it needed to be completed before the monument was finished. To help create the filmed memorial, a small scale maquette of the monumental sculptre was scanned and 3D modeled. The digital version of the memorial was edited into the video. Below are images from the scanning and modeling process, as well as the final video for "The Table of Brotherhood."