Category Archives: Dinosauria

Holding hands with Plateosaurus

Although I did not start my professional career in palaeontology as a dinosaur researcher, but (can you believe it?) as a palaeobotanist, the Upper Triassic basal sauropodomorph dinosaur Plateosaurus engelhardti from Central Europe has been accompanying me for a very … Continue reading

Posted in "Prosauropoda", 3D modeling, anatomy, Biomechanics, classic CAD, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosauria, locomotion, Navel gazing, Open Access, papers, Plateosaurus, Sauropodomorpha, Tübingen | Leave a comment

Osteoderm distribution does not significantly influence the center of mass of stegosaurs

Today, a new paper came out in Fossil Record, a journal that as of Jan 1, 2014 is open access (so go read the paper! It’s free). The paper tests hypotheses about the position of the centre of mass (COM) … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, Biomechanics, classic CAD, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, Kentrosaurus, Ornithischa, papers, Stegosauria, Stegosaurus | 4 Comments

A wonderful Plateosaurus watercolor

Last fall, on my big US round trip that ended with the SVP meeting, I spent a few days in New York, working on photogrammetrizing oviraptors (two links) at the AMNH. One evening I spent with the incomparable Gary Vecchiarelli … Continue reading

Posted in "Prosauropoda", Dinopics, Dinosauria, FUN!!!, Palaeoart, Plateosaurus, Sauropodomorpha | 2 Comments

Dinosaur mounts at the NHM L.A.: Camptosaurus

As I am writing this, more and more remarks on the general layout of the hall creep in. I promised to discuss the Camptosaurus next, and I am too lazy to remove those remarks and turn them into a post … Continue reading

Posted in Dinopics, Dinosauria, Iguanodontia, NHM L.A., Ornithischa, Ornithopoda, Travels | 5 Comments

Dinosaur mounts at the NHM L.A.: Triceratops

In the previous post on the L.A. NHM I gave a quick all-around introduction. Now, it is time to take a closer look at some of the mounted skeletons, and talk a bit about how they are set up in … Continue reading

Posted in Ceratopsia, Dinopics, Dinosauria, NHM L.A., Ornithischa, Travels, Triceratops | 3 Comments

Dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum of LA County

The annual meetings of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) usually include an evening reception with a talk open to a wider audience at the local natural history museum. Usually OK food, expensive booze, and a lot of fun is … Continue reading

Posted in Allosaurus, Aves, Aves, Ceratopsia, Conferences, Dinopics, Dinosauria, NHM L.A., Ornithischa, Reptilia (non-archosaur), Sauropoda, SVP 2013, Theropoda, Triceratops, Tyrannosauridae | 3 Comments

AMNH visit 2013 Part 2: more Oviraptors

Khaan again. Yes, 3.4 million points for this alone. I guess it will by about 2.5 million points once I have cropped things down to the fossil. And that is MEDIUM density :) What this model shows clearly is that … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, AMNH, Citipati, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Khaan, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauridae, photogrammetry, Theropoda | 5 Comments

AMNH visit 2013 Part 1: Oviraptor photogrammetry

Pretty much everybody know IGM100/1127, the holotype of Khaan mckennai. Today, I get to study this beautiful specimen a bit. The first thing to do is a HR photogrammetric model. I ran the alignment and did a medium density model … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, AMNH, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Khaan, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauridae, photogrammetry, Theropoda | 3 Comments

Stegosaur photogrammetry – more WOW!

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Last year, I spent a great day at the RBINS (Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences), a day during which I took tons of photos. Of their Iguanodons, of their other dinosaurs, specifically of their Stan … Continue reading

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Sauropod photogrammetry – oh WOW!

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. As part of my current research project I have tried to make photogrammetric models of various dinosaur mounts, including the MfN sauropods. That’s a bother, for a number of reasons. First of all, photogrammetry and ribcages … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, Digitizing, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, Diplodocus, MfN Berlin, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha | 3 Comments