David By Michelangelo Sculpture (Statue 3D Scan)

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David By Michelangelo Sculpture (Statue 3D Scan) by 3DWP Oct 16, 2014
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This is a remix of http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:502300.
I have made the scan solid, edited the mesh with smoothing tools and remeshed it all. Also made a flat base, oriented it and scaled it up. Thanks to jerry7171 for another great scan!

(I did all editing with the wonderful and free MeshMixer: http://www.meshmixer.com)


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Is the real statue also this much tilted forward? It can barly stand upstraight by itself..

I have not seen the real statue, but you might be interested in an article I just read: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/magazine/davids-ankles-how-imperfections-could-bring-down-the-worlds-most-perfect-statue.html

In about the 8th or 9th paragraph, it reads, "The center of gravity in the base doesn’t align with the center of gravity in the figure itself; when the base is level, in other words, the David’s body is slightly off-balance. "

Actually, this article prompted me to search to see whether anyone had made a 3D scan/model available.

Wow, thanks for the info. So it is tilted :-)
Lets just hope the original won't collapse..

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I love what you've done. You took my bad scan and turned it into something great. I need to find some resources on Meshmixer as I'm having a difficult time understanding how it works. But just the same you are a miracle worker. Thank you!

Oct 16, 2014 - Modified Oct 16, 2014
DarkAlchemist - in reply to jerry7171

Yeah, he did a beautiful job but I am like you I can't work Meshmixer at all as it does more damage than it does good in my hands. :(

Well I'm not like an artist, I have never created anything with a modeler. I just use it to repair and edit and that is not that hard with MeshMixer if you know where to find the functions. Autodesk has a few clips on Youtube that are a good start and should get people excited about the possibilities: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?action_edit=1&list=PLu8TYSQ5jCFjdQBHsLoybhdKXOTmpTRlb

And with the sculpt tools it's important to use the sliders when for instance you smooth areas on a model.

Let me be the first and say "OMG, he has a penis", lol.

I absolutely hate the prudes who would deface this master's work of art because it shows a part of the human anatomy. Sad, but they really do. :(

Oh, great scan.

let me be the first and say "OMG, he is gay", lol