Bust of Emperor Hadrian

by jstoddart, published

Bust of Emperor Hadrian by jstoddart Mar 3, 2013


Portrait Bust of the Emperor Hadrian

Roman, Hadrianic period
ca. A.D. 118-120
Found in Hadrian's villa at Tibur (modern Tivoli, near Rome)

This bust shows Hadrian in the early part of his reign, when his beard was still relatively short and his face had a serene expression. Romans generally shaved off their beards when they reached maturity in their mid-twenties. Hadrian was the first emperor to continue to wear one and so started a fashion that persisted in imperial portraiture until the time of Constantine in the early fourth century. Hadrian's choice to remain bearded was influenced in part by his love of Greek culture, in which beards traditionally signified wisdom and maturity.

Scanned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cleaned up, holes patched, and base generated in Modo.

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Much better. Thanks.

.thing is really just a .zip file. Rename it and you could extract the STLs. (For future reference.)

Fantastic! Thanks

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Ran into some issue with overhangs on the first print attempt - added some support in the to fix the issue. A few loose filaments on the chin overhang as well, but that could be do to a low-resolution setting on the print.

Successfully printed:
Black ABS on Replicator 1 Dual / Low Setting / Build time: 1:30h
White ABS on Replicator 1 Dual / High Setting / Build time: 3:45h


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LootKit on Mar 21, 2013 said:

I'm also wondering if you have a version that is an STL or something similar that could be opened for people without Makerbot software or the like. The '.thing' filename is a format I'm unfamiliar with.

cyclone on Mar 24, 2013 said:

.thing is really just a .zip file. Rename it and you could extract the STLs. (For future reference.)

jstoddart on Mar 23, 2013 said:

Just posted an STL version. Enjoy!

cyclone on Mar 8, 2013 said:

The stl is very low resolution. Do you have the original scan data? Point cloud, OBJ or whatever?

jstoddart on Mar 23, 2013 said:

I just posted an OBJ from the 123D Catch scan - this is the raw scan with no hole patching.