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Google’s online collection of museum exhibits expands with 3D models of artifacts scanned with Artec Eva.
A visual feast for art connoisseurs, Google’s online gallery includes over 90,000 digitized pieces of artwork from 500+ museums worldwide, and some of the items can be viewed in 3D thanks to Artec Eva. The scanner was integrated into a custom-made setup to create textured 3D models of artifacts, such as vessels, statuettes and pottery, in high resolution.
Courtesy of SlashGear.
Oddities and rare pieces of artwork can now be turned around and inspected from all angles.
“These objects are available – to the public – to be rotated and zoomed in on, allowing users to get up close and personal with them in ways never before possible, online or off,” says an article on slashgear.com. “Oddities and rare pieces of artwork can now be turned around and inspected from all angles, all thanks to 3D scanning technology Google is now making available to museums around the world for free.”
SlashGear have also made a great video showing Eva at work during a 3D scanning session at Museo d’Arte Orientale in Turin, Italy. You can check out the results in this gallery. Enjoy!
Classic-Car.TV digitizes a unique 1937 Ford Eifel with Artec 3D scanners at the MakerSpace innovation center of the Technical University of Munich.
Artec 3D and Volume Graphics combine a textured 3D scan of an ancient Egyptian mummy with its computed tomography scan to obtain the mummy’s most accurate 3D model to date, which shows its detail both on the outside and inside in one same model.
Valentin Vanhecke of the Dutch company 4Visualization has scanned the astonishingly well preserved skeleton of a giant dinosaur that lived 66 million years ago. The newly mounted skeleton is now on display at a local museum.