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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.
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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!
A 1:1 scale 3D printed replica of Colorado’s State Symbol, the Kessler Stegosaurus, has been created for a local museum with the help of Artec Spider 3D scanner.
Though 3D technology is usually perceived as a futuristic concept, a recent project it was involved in proved that it could also take us back in time. Over 10 000 years back in time to be exact.
Award-winning sculptor, Jamie Lester is breaking the mold – literally and figuratively.