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Self Portrait 3d scan

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Self Portrait 3d scan by unfold Jun 28, 2009

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BEWARE! there is a new license on my head: You, the one who prints my head, may only print my head in return for a nice photograph of the printed head. Simple no :)? Please send the photo to [hello AT unfold DOT be]. Thanks! ps, gathering a collection of photo\'s to put online

This is a 3d scan of my face.

Hope this counts for Bre\'s \"Super bonus points to the first person to put a scanned medical image\" :-)
http://www.brepettis.com/blog/2009/6/28/siamese-twins-and-sharing-3d-medical-files.html
True medical data from CAT scan is hard to make printable because it often is build up of voxels (3d pixels) and not a surface of triangles.

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Convert STL to Gcode. Its easier to print this upside down (less overhangs) so I added an STL with upside down orientation.

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Hey, I've printed my face from a computerized tomography data, I've also printed a representation of all the empty spaces in the frontal part of my head (to show to the doctor).
There are two wonderful software to transform voxels to triangles meshes: Slicer and itk-snap (the first is the most powerful, the second is more easy to use and even better in converting some type of scans)

How did you scan your head?

unfold - in reply to Guest

Was done by Eyetronics in Belgium using a structured light scanner. They developed the tech and use it for film and game industry.

http://www.eyetronics.com/http://www.eyetronics.com/

This is AWESOME! 1 Million bonus points to you!

Facebook 2.0 :)

unfold - in reply to Erik

added a print, or clone whatever...

That's beautiful! I'm going to have to print out one myself.

I see there's a contest now between me and... Walt Disney! See who gets the most prints :-D

Eric printed one out, but I can't upload the picture as a derivative because of the license. Here's a link to the print, though:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/makerbot/3704671535http://www.flickr.com/photos/m...

COOL! Changed the license, and added an upside down STL because you get less overhangs when you print it like that.

Wow, a friend was just asking me today if I had seen one he could use with Pro/E. Not sure why he wanted it though...

For the time being I added an 'all rights reserved' licence, you can print it but not use it for commercial or non- commercial work. Its not easy to put a license on your head :)

Thanks :-D
Printing at the moment, first went wrong because the filament got stuck. I also have a full scan but thats not printable at the moment without support. Thanks Matthiasm for the tip on voxel to surface.

Converting voxel data into Marchin Cubes and that into a printable file is not as hard as it seems. The results are pretty cool and artsy. Unfortunatly, I only have a scan of my hip-area. If anyone has a skull, shoulder or knee... .

If nothing else, we can all have a bust of the first guy to scan his head onto Thingiverse!

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