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Iron Works Sculpture

by onebitpixel, published

Iron Works Sculpture by onebitpixel Nov 3, 2015


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Agisoft Photoscan

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Iron Works Relief Wall Panel; NC State University, College of Design; Raleigh, NC
4' x 6'; 3" deep

Agisoft Photoscan, 87 photos

This particular panel has a fracture at the top left; since it's mounted vertically on a wall casting could be difficult without removing the entire thing and moving it somewhere else. Fortunately it's both mirrored and has duplicated features so one could scan the right portion and mirror the 3d model to fix the original piece with a printed piece or partial casting; with this piece one could actually just split the model in half and mirror the entire unit as needed.

Some of the final model outputs had crazy polygon counts - one generating a 10gb OBJ file.

The relief uploaded is a much smaller scale with the resolution dropped; flattened the back as best for printing. Some additional work would be needed to keep/over-emphasize the undercuts and engravings in the metalwork allowing it to remain intact when rendering final mesh as well as when downsizing the OBJ file for traditional 3D printing/CNC machining.

Some post processing of the original images in a batch to modify levels/contrast and sharpness in the image is needed. Shooting outdoors in this setting was challenging at the time due to cloud cover changing, overhanging branches at that time caused shadows in the periphery, complexity of the details in the relief and size of the sculpture.

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