Category Archives: Diplodocus

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

Posted in 3D modeling, Berlin, Dicraeosaurus, digiS, Digitizing, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, Diplodocus, Elaphrosaurus, FUN!!!, Giraffatitan, Kentrosaurus, MfN Berlin, Ornithischa, photogrammetry, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, Stegosauria, Tendaguru, Theropoda | 3 Comments

Sauropod gut check

In the past I have posted a few times on unusual perspectives of our MfN dinosaurs, especially the big sauropods Giraffatitan (ex Brachiosaurus), Diplodocus and Dicraeosaurus. There’s one view that I didn’t write much about before, and I won’t write … Continue reading

Posted in Dicraeosaurus, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Diplodocus, Giraffatitan, MfN Berlin, photography, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha | 10 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

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 | 4 Comments

More unusual sauropod perspectives

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. This blog currently suffers (and for longer spells before has suffered) from a lack of dinosaur palaeo. Given it’s name that’s a pretty serious condition, which requires immediate treatment. So, here we go with a strong … Continue reading

Posted in Dinopics, Dinosauria, Diplodocus, Giraffatitan, MfN Berlin, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha | 7 Comments

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

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

Unusual perspectives

The MFN has a great dinosaur hall – just ask Mike Taylor and Matt Wedel! However, the public is limited to looking at the beasts from the ground. There are upstairs windows, and previously I have taken advantage of their … Continue reading

Posted in Dinopics, Dinosauria, Diplodocus, Kentrosaurus, MfN Berlin, Ornithischa, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, Stegosauria | 8 Comments

more of Urzeit Park

Back from a blogging hiatus owed to a sinus operation (I’ll live), here’s more on the Urzeit Park. It makes some kind of sense to go through the park era by era, after all that’s how it is structured. But … Continue reading

Posted in Allosauridae, Allosaurus, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, Diplodocus, Giraffatitan, Kentrosaurus, Ornithischa, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, Stegosauria, Theropoda | 18 Comments

The MFN Berlin 1: Introduction

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, my host institution, is one of the Big Five natural history museums in the world. And whereas the other four on the list, the AMNH, NMNH, NHM and MNHN, are well known to most people … Continue reading

Posted in "Prosauropoda", Allosauridae, Allosaurus, Aves, Dicraeosaurus, Dinosauria, Diplodocus, Elaphrosaurus, Giraffatitan, Iguanodontia, Kentrosaurus, MfN Berlin, Ornithopoda, Plateosaurus, Pterosauria, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, Stegosauria, Theropoda | 3 Comments

The MFN exhibition: Sauriersaal’s Far Side

When I took my tripod to the Sauriersaal to take a Diplodocus panorama I used the opportunity to get good shots of the other dinosaurs as well. Here’s the Far Side of Diplodocus, dominated by Giraffatitan. (click through for full … Continue reading

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The MFN exhibitions 1.1: Diplodocus panorama again, now in HQ

and here’s a with-background panorama of the Diplodocus mount, this time from 36 individual pictures, all of which were taken with identical camera settings and on a tripod. EXIF says: ISO 400, 1 s exposure, 88mm lens, no flash, automatic … Continue reading

Posted in Dinosauria, Diplodocus, MfN Berlin, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha | 6 Comments

The MFN exhibitions 1: Sauriersaal

It is high time that I start a series of posts on the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MFN) and its exhibitions. Naturally, with a focus on the dinosaurs. This post will feature only one of them, and only one image. … Continue reading

Posted in Dinosauria, Diplodocus, MfN Berlin, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha | 3 Comments