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\" :-)
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.


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?

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


This is AWESOME! 1 Million bonus points to you!

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:

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!