Category Archives: Conferences

EAVP 2016 at Haarlem’s Teylers Museum (1)

After all the recent photogrammetry posts it is high time to get away from “stuff that somehow has to do with dinosaurs a little bit” and finally write again about dinosaurs themselves. Which is why I now will write about … Continue reading

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Photogrammetry tutorial 11: How to handle a project in Agisoft Metashape (Photoscan)

EDIT April 29, 2020 Up to speed with the latest version of Metashape. Note that there is a mesh creation method directly from depth maps. I am not happy with it, and for reasons given below I doubt I ever … Continue reading

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3D digitizing black, shiny bones

I know you all wait for news on Tristan, the Tyrannosaurus rex that will soon grace the exhibition spaces of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. I know, and I understand, and I feel with you. Really, I do. But…. see … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, Conferences, Digitizing, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, Kentrosaurus, MfN Berlin, Ornithischa, Stegosauria, SVP 2014, Theropoda, Tristan, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurus | 15 Comments

Measuring Giraffatitan’s limbs

TL; DR: loads cool pics of dinosaurs at end of post. Recently, a colleague contacted me via email. He wanted to know if he could use the opportunity of his Berlin visit for SVP to climb up a ladder and … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, anatomy, Conferences, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Giraffatitan, MfN Berlin, photogrammetry, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, SVP 2014 | 9 Comments

SVP2014 – the wind-up

Today is Sunday, November 2, 2014, which means that the 74th Annual Meeting of the venerable Society of Vertebrate Paleontology will start in less than 72 hours. Hashtag #SVP2014, by the way. Depending on how you count the public lecture … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, Berlin, Citipati, classic CAD, Conferences, Digitizing, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauridae, photogrammetry, SVP 2014, Theropoda | 3 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

Photogrammetry with a macro lens

So far, most of my photogrammetry efforts have dealt with specimens in the several centimetre to meter range. Bones, skulls, entire skeletons. The smallest models I created were of ammonites – more on that currently on-hold project later – with … Continue reading

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How to easily de-conflict event timings for conferences

Today’s topic has nothing to do with dinosaurs, but it is something some of you may encounter every once in a while. Let’s say you’re planning a conference with many events – talk sessions, poster sessions, workshops, whatnot. Obviously, you’ll … Continue reading

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A digital dino bone

This post is a re-blog, or more accurately the English translation re-blog (with minor alterations to adapt it to pre-existing content here on dinosaurpalaeo), of a post I wrote for the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin‘s blog Museumsdinge. The title roughly … Continue reading

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DigitalSpecimen 2014 – Call for Abstracts

DigitalFossil 2012 was a much bigger success than I imagined when I planned the conference and applied for funding. The excellent exchange of ideas and knowledge at the meeting was great fun, and now we aim to repeat the exercise: … Continue reading

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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

Cool dino conference in Spain this fall

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. This fall, from September 5-7, the VI International Symposium about Dinosaurs Palaeontology and their Environment will be held in Salas de los Infantes (Burgos, Spain). Organizers are the Colectivo Arqueológico y Paleontológico Salense and the Museum … Continue reading

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The end of an era

This weekend I am at the 18th Meeting of the Research Unit (Forschergruppe – FOR) 533 “Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: The Evolution of Gigantism” of the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG). It will be the last meeting, … Continue reading

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DigitalFossil 2012 2nd Circular

It’s finally done: I sent out the 2nd circular for the DigitalFossil 2012 conference! Here it is, too. The website now holds information on the workshops, go check them out! Some cool stuff 🙂

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EAVP 2012 dinosaur track field trip

Yesterday, I went on the 1st Field Trip to various dinosaur track sites. It was a very nicely organized trip, and I’d like to thank the organizers Alberto Cobos, Rafael Royo-Torres and Francisco ‘Paco’ Gascó (and anyone else I missed) … Continue reading

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