Category Archives: Dinosaur models

Giraffatitan in all its 3D digital glory (was Digitizing entire dinosaurs 2 (digiS 2016))

Quite a while ago I mentioned that for fiscal year 2016 I again received funding from the Berlin digiS program. Whereas 2015 saw Bone Cellar material digitized, the linked post shows one of the the first results of the 2016 … Continue reading

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Digitizing entire dinosaurs 1 (digiS 2016)

Last year I received funding to digitize a lot of big bones of the Tendaguru collection from the Museum für Naturkunde’s Bone Cellar. This year, I was lucky to again secure funding from the digiS programme. This time, it’s for … Continue reading

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Tristan 3D printing

So, you’ve all been faithfully following this place in the hope of catching an early glimpse of the greatest T. rex to ever grace a European museum? A preview that shows a tiny bit of the majestic bones? Or maybe … Continue reading

Posted in Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, MfN Berlin, photogrammetry, Theropoda, Tristan, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurus | 5 Comments

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

The BBC’s awesome ‘Planet Dinosaur’ now in 3D on Blu-ray

A few years ago I had the pleasure to work with people from Jellyfish Pictures on what was to become known as the BBC’s Planet Dinosaur series (wikipedia). And as opposed to the all-too-normal process, where the producers have basically … Continue reading

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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

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

Addendum to SV-POW!’s “SO close”

Mike Taylor recently sent me an email asking for a larger version of a figure I once published in a book chapter. Naturally, I promised to send it to him. But, being away from my computer, with email available only … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, Biomechanics, classic CAD, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, Diplodocus, Giraffatitan, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha | 11 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

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 | 5 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

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the science behind the sneak previews part 1

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Today, I’ll finally explain a bit about the sneak previews I recently posted. All goes back to a crazy idea I had a long time ago, which I have elaborated on publicly for the first time … Continue reading

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Another science sneak preview update

Dieser Beitrag aud Deutsch. It has been deathly quiet here, because I was desperately trying to finish my paper. It was due on April 30, and that deadline wooshed by spectacularly. However, I managed to get the thing into a … Continue reading

Posted in "Prosauropoda", 3D modeling, Biomechanics, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, Diplodocus, locomotion, mammal models, Mammalia, Plateosaurus, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, sneak previews | 9 Comments

My early Xmas present to myself

Today, I got myself this, courtesy of the 3D Lab (German homepage only, sorry) of the Department of Mathematics of Technical University Berlin. click for larger size

Posted in "Prosauropoda", 3D modeling, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, Plateosaurus, Sauropodomorpha, Tübingen | 7 Comments