Triceratops skull

This challenge was one of prehistoric proportions: to digitize the skull of a triceratops for virtual viewing, academic study, and to create a replica. With Artec Leo, Artec Studio, and a ladder to reach out-of-reach areas, the skull was scanned and a full 3D model was created. Now, visitors and students are able to view the CU Museum of Natural History’s most popular exhibit anytime, from anywhere in the world. The scan took a total of 30 minutes, while scan processing was completed entirely in Artec Studio within two hours.

Model courtesy of The Smithsonian and CU Museum of Natural History

Scanning time: 
30 minutes
Processing time: 
2 hours