Category Archives: AMNH

some more pictures of Tristan the T. rex

When Niels Nielsen, his brother and I sat down to plan the posture for Tristan we faced a few limitation. Obviously, the posture had to be biomechanically possible. We also wanted it plausible, i.e.: we wanted to show the animal … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, AMNH, Berlin, classic CAD, Digitizing, Dinosauria, MfN Berlin, photogrammetry, Theropoda, Tristan, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurus | 4 Comments

Photogrammetry tutorial 9: Quick and dirty!

Over the course of previous tutorials and in my paper with Oliver Wings I’ve given quite a bit of advice on how to photogrammetrize objects properly. Today, I’ll address the other end of the spectrum: how to approach photogrammetry unprepared … Continue reading

Posted in AMNH, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosauria, How to, photogrammetry, Theropoda, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurus | 6 Comments

Photogrammetry tutorial 8: scaling “with hindsight”

Recently, I mentioned in passing that I took some photographs of specimens at the AMNH in New York so that I could better scale models I had calculated from photographs taken during my previous visit. Here’s how that worked out, … Continue reading

Posted in AMNH, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, Khaan, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauridae, photogrammetry, Theropoda | 8 Comments

AMNH Feb 2015

A short while ago I paid a rather unexpected and sudden visit to the AMNH in New York. American Museum of Natural History – that name stands for one of the greatest museums in the world, and it has much … Continue reading

Posted in AMNH, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Khaan, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauridae, photogrammetry, photography, Theropoda, Travels, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurus | 12 Comments

PHOTOGRAMMETRY IN PALEONTOLOGY – A PRACTICAL GUIDE

While I was on holiday my latest paper finally went online. It is a joint effort with Oliver Wings that details some good approaches for photogrammetric 3D modelling specimens. You can find the PDF at this link. The web version … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, AMNH, Conferences, DigitalSpecimen 2014, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosaur models, How to, Khaan, Maniraptora, Open Access publishing, Oviraptorosauridae, papers, photogrammetry, photography, Theropoda | 5 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 | 7 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 | 5 Comments

Theropod Thursday 22: AMNH Allosaurus

After all the avian theropod it is time for a good old huge and non-avian one. Here’s the AMNH Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs Allosaurus fragilis gypsicranium (the plaster-headed subspecies of A. fragilis) Another view, which shows the plaster in all … Continue reading

Posted in Allosauridae, Allosaurus, AMNH, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Theropoda | 3 Comments

Another AMNH panorama

When Steve Cohen sent me his Deinonychus panorama shot, he enclosed another panorama. Here it is: This is a typical example how you use panorama photography to get the same field of view as in a normal photograph, but have … Continue reading

Posted in AMNH, Apatosaurus, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha | 1 Comment

Theropd Thursday 18 is from the Big Apple

I’m glad to report that I have converted dinosaurpalaeo reader and AMNH fossil explainer Steve Cohen to the use of hugin. Here’s the famous jumping Deinonychus mount in a panorama created by Steve. He’s gotten really good at handling the … Continue reading

Posted in AMNH, Deinonychus, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Dromaeosauridae, Maniraptora, Theropoda | 2 Comments

Theropod Thursday 17: 3D blast from the past

I’ve spent a lot of time at the AMNH, considering the fact that I have resided in Europe all my life. Discounting a visit when I was ten years old, it’s been four visits totaling roughly five weeks, I guess, … Continue reading

Posted in AMNH, Digitizing, Dinosauria, Diplodocus, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauridae, photogrammetry, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, Theropoda, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurus | 2 Comments

Panorama stitching – automated or manual?

There’s a very nice guy named Steve Cohen volunteering at the AMNH as a fossil explainer. Steve stumbled across this blog and offered to take some pictures of AMNH stuff for me. Obviously, I said ‘no thanks’…. . . . … Continue reading

Posted in AMNH, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Theropoda, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurus | 2 Comments

Plateosaurus and taxonomic nitpicking

Recently out is a great paper redescribing the skull of AMNH FARB 6810 (link is to free download), one of the best specimens of Plateosaurus. The authors are Albert Prieto-Márquez and Mark A. Norell (P-M&N, to save me some typing … Continue reading

Posted in "Prosauropoda", AMNH, Dinosauria, Plateosaurus, Sauropodomorpha | 6 Comments

Theropod Thursday 4: left hanging in the air

Today, I’ll show you one of the coolest mounts of a theropod I have ever seen. The poor guy has been left hanging in the air a bit (and now I expect most of you already know what’s below the … Continue reading

Posted in AMNH, Deinonychus, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Dromaeosauridae, Maniraptora, Theropoda | 3 Comments

More “press” for my talk

It’s been a while now that I gave my SVP talk and posted about it (part 1, part 2, part 3). And that means that the (excellent) Nature News article has seeped down into the abysses of the Internet. The … Continue reading

Posted in AMNH, Blogs, Dinosauria, SVP 2011, Theropoda, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurus | 10 Comments