Human Skull (front halve)

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Human Skull (front halve) by mechadense Nov 29, 2012

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This is the front part of the Skull of an around thirty year old man.

FOSS - Slicer
was used to convert the CT data into an rudimentary *.stl of 523MB size.
This tutorial video helped a lot:

Then Meshlab:

  • check on holes
  • removal of unconnected parts
  • smoothing and downsampling to 130MB

It might be printable as it is with an SLS-Nylon printer but the natural stucture is rather fine (thinn walls) in relation to the models size. Thus for an FDM Printer I guess further modification will be necessary. Either unrealistic simplification for a smaller print, or scale-up and splitup into multiple parts.


Be creative.

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Hey thanks for uploading this. I used your scan to modify/improve the derivative I made from someone else's skull scan. Sadly the system doesn't allow for us to point at two models as the ancestors. You can find my "derivative" here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:36110http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Lisa the printable skull
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Nice, I like your three skull mesh comparison picture.
As for the multiderivations - I think it should be possible. I'm pretty sure lately I've seen things with multiple ancestors around.
Yust to keep licenses meaningful: Since your derivative barely holds resamblance with my model here I'am consent with your non-share-alike license.
Elvis creator HPaul also wants SA.
Please check if he is consent too or change your license.

Hey... no worries... I don't mind making mine "share-alike" (consider it done). I just default to CC-by as a personal preference. Actually, I'd love to do CC-zero, if I dared :)