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Unprocessed American Museum of Natural History Scans

by PrettySmallThings Jun 20, 2012
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all model perfect

Just a friendly note on your specimens: the 'deer' you have scanned is not a deer or a blesbok. Deer are cervids (have antlers that are shed), the animal you have scanned is a springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) that is native to southern Africa. They are bovids (have horns - a central bony support with keratin that is not shed). They are distinguishable from other bovids by their lyre-shaped horns.

You can run the photographs through the latest web app and see an improvement in results...FYI...

What program did you use to open these?

Each download is a zip. The catch files open in 123D Catch. The OBJs can be opened in most mesh software - meshlab, blender, netfabb, etc

Oh, another thing. The "DeadDeer" is supposed to be a "Stenomylus hitchcocki" skeleton but it looks just like, well, like a dead deer ;)

When googling I found: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stenomylus_hitchcocki_AMNH.jpghttp://commons.wikimedia.org/w...

looks more like it, doesn't it?

Oh, and Yes: I made an armadillo. I love these guys. Look at the face. Such bad temper for so many million years :)



I'll give it a try, I'm sure. In fact, I'm just printing the armadillo and there's one tiny problem: as it looks You had a lot of reflection from the vitrine Your object was in. And that obviously makes for a loss of detail on this particulate side of the guy.
So next time You are scanning remove the glass first ... one tiny knock, You know ...

no, just kidding ;)


Thanks for the comments - a lot of the exhibits at the AMNH are hard to capture. There is direct sunlight, a ton of people, and a lots of glass. I'm glad you're getting use out of the scans, even if they aren't perfect.

great collection....^___^

wow.. awesome collection of things. Thanks!

Nice job! Thank you for sharing