Ruins of Machu Picchu - Temple of the Sun
by jmil, published
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3D Printing for archaeology and architecture.
Scientists have laser-scanned the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru. You can work with the data to 3D print the ruins at home!
+1000 Internet Points if you can design a roof for this temple.
Source Data Credit (creative commons licensed):
Instituto Nacional de Cultura, Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, (University of Arkansas) andCotsen Institute for Archaeology (UCLA)
Data developed under the authority of the Instituto Nacional de Cultura, Vladimir DÃ¡vila â€“ Arquitecto del P.A.N Machu Picchu, Director del P.A.N Machu Picchu Direccion Regional de Cultura Cusco and Fernando Astete â€“ National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu. Data acquired, processed and distributed by the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies staff (Snow Winters, Malcolm Williamson and Katie Simon) and by students in the 2009 Cotsen Institute for Archaeology (UCLA) Cuzco/Machu Picchu Field School, Alexei Vranich Director.
I used Blender to import the raw point cloud surface mesh, cleaned it up, remeshed the file, removed doubles, recalculated normals outside, did a boolean union with a short cylinder as a platform. then we're done!
slice and print, and you're done.
makes a great gift!
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