Mount Rushmore in 3.3 Billion Points: Digitally Preserving World Heritage in 3D

Sydney Opera House Perspective used with permission of Cyark

Sydney Opera House Perspective used with permission of Cyark

We’ve recently learned about an amazing laser scanning organization called CyArk.  If you remember the stories of the Taliban ordering the destruction of the 175 foot tall giant Buddha statues  in Afghanistan or saw video of the massively devastating Japanese tsunami, you’ll quickly understand CyArk’s purpose. Continue reading

3D Printing, Dollhouses and Broadway?

A while back I cam across the Projet x60 by 3D systems.  You can see in the video above its amazing capabilities to print objects in full vivid color, giving more of a finished look rather than a rough prototype.  So how do you get to Broadway?  Well unlike the joke answer, “practice”, did you know 3D printing is already commonly used by the theater industry? Continue reading