EINSCAN PRO HD 3D SCANNER HELPED BY THE HISTORICAL SKELETON DIGITALIZATION

From a very young age Konstantinos Fais had two passions: Art and History. Born and grown up in northern Greece, he started the thorough study of ancient Greek and Roman literature. He regularly organized painting exhibitions all over Greece with all of his works, without exception, related to ancient Greek literature. To complete the last project he used the latest technology, the 3D scanner EinScan Pro HD.

Digitalization of the skeleton of Smilodon Populator with 3D scanner EinScan Pro HD

REVIVAL OF BEAST FROM HISTORY WITH EINSCAN PRO HD

The creature Konstantinos lately chose to work on is one descending from the Pleistocene. The enormous skull of the so-called Smilodon Populator was found in Uruguay and was at the top of the food chain. For instance, with a 435 kg individual, it was twice as big as an African lion

The skeleton of Smilodon Populator
Konstatinos face to face with Smilodon Populator

Konstantinos was so fascinated by this beast that he had the idea of reconstructing the major part of the animal’s skeleton. So, beyond the skull, he had to add the mandible, the neck, the shoulder, thoracic bones, lumbar bones, sacrum part of pelvis bone, and the tail. He dedicated more than 1200 hours to complete it. It is in 1:1 scale, which translates in a total length of almost three meters, measured from the front of the skull to the tail. Later he wanted to digitize the sculpture using the 3D scanner EinScan Pro HD.

The skeleton of Smilodon Populator
The skeleton of Smilodon Populator

Skeleton of the prehistoric beast called Smilodon Populator.

DIGITALIZATION OF SCULPTURE USING 3D SCANNING TECHNOLOGY

To digitize the resulting sculpture the multi-purpose handheld 3D scanner Einscan Pro HD from Shining 3D was chosen. The reason is the exceptional accuracy (0.05 mm), as well as the speed of capturing the smallest details.

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Precious and fragile pieces of the beast were later transported to Athens, where the entire sculpture was scanned with the EinScan Pro HD 3D scanner. It proved to be the perfect 3D scanning tool and allowed Konstantinos to place each piece of the skeleton into the 3D world.

All the parts were flawlessly scanned. The EinScan Pro HD also easily coped with scanning the entire sculpture at once, giving them a reference location for each individual piece.

Skeleton scanning with EinScan Pro HD 3D scanner
Skeleton scanning with EinScan Pro HD 3D scanner
Skeleton scanning with EinScan Pro HD 3D scanner

Digitalization of the prehistoric skeleton.

THE DATA CONSTANTINOS OBTAINED WITH EINSCAN PRO HD CAN BE USED FOR MANY PURPOSES

With the data obtained, imported, and processed in a 3D program, it is now possible to use it for many purposes. Konstantinos and his team could also decide for 3D printing of pieces in any size or use the data for educational and research purposes. In fact, just a handful of years ago it was not possible to do something like this so the team is happy that they were able to do something so demanding with the use of the EinScan Pro HD 3D scanner.

Digitalization of the skeleton with 3D scanner EinScan Pro HD
Digitalization of the skeleton with 3D scanner EinScan Pro HD

The 3D model of the skeleton can be used for many purposes.

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