Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Video:3D Scanning at the Smithsonian

I am really impressed with modern 3D scanning, it has the potential to allow general viewing and the ability to study different objects and artifacts in ways that would normally be impossible or limited only to an elite few.

Video description: "What can you do to bring some of the Smithsonian's 137 million objects to life? Put them in 3D!

This is a full-time job for two of the Smithsonian's very own "laser cowboys," Vince Rossi and Adam Metallo, who work in the Smithsonian's 3D Digitization Program Office. They work hard to document, in very high three-dimensional detail, many of our priceless and important collections so that the objects are available for research, education and general interest.

Smithsonian 3D Digitization on Facebook:

Gunboat Philadelphia:

Cornell Imaging:

Smithsonian Gardens' orchid collections:

Euglossa ignita bee:
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