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Summary: An Artec Ambassador specializing in metrology solutions scanned a squirrel skull with Artec Micro to test the automated desktop scanner’s abilities.
The Goal: With minimal setup, to easily capture in submillimeter 3D color all the tiny, complex surface structures of a squirrel skull in minutes.
Tool Used: Artec Micro
On a walk through the forest near his home in Amherst, Virginia, Artec Ambassador Paul Motley of GoMeasure3D discovered a gray squirrel skull on the ground. Lifting it up and examining its 2.165 inches (55mm) of intricate, organic structures, he realized it’s a perfect opportunity to test the abilities of Artec Micro, a desktop 3D scanner for small objects, especially those with challenging geometries. The squirrel skull certainly qualifies as that. With its sweeping curves, thin ridges, and hair-like sutures, the skull is both beautiful and complex.
3D model of the skull of Eastern gray squirrel, scanned with Artec Micro. Total scanning time: 8 minutes 30 seconds. Processing time: 12 minutes.