3D Scanning a Whale

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I have been playing around with a low-endish 3D scanner (Ours is Makerbot Digitizer). It has a fairly constrained scanning area so I have been starting out small with a few of my little clay sculptures. This guy is a simplistic whale with a hole that runs through the center. I digitally smoothed it and then edited the model with a boolean function in Autodesk 123D because the hole did not scan correctly.  The bottom also had to be sliced off so it would sit flat for printing. The tail fused with the body of the whale, but I didn’t think that it was a huge deal.  These were printed with 1.75mm pink PLA plastic.  The prints are scaled at 75% and 50% respectively.

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One thought on “3D Scanning a Whale

  1. you do some seriously fun work. Trust you are well.

    *Laura Palmer Bell* HR Manager Printpack | 270 Picketts Line | Newport News, VA 23603 P: 757.887.9434 x15220 | M: 757.592.7730

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