3D-Printed Books of Sculpture, Architecture, Ogres

Originally posted on Make::


Chicago artist and 3D raconteur Tom Burtonwood is showing off his latest project — a 3D-printed book of six sculptural reliefs produced using 123D Catch, including an awesome colossal Olmec head from ancient Mexico, a medieval Chinese ogre and Bodhisattva, and a Roman emperor. It’s a great demo of how to capture priceless sculptures digitally for replication and teaching anywhere.

I met Tom when he joined the testing team at MAKE’s 3D Printer Shootout Weekend, and I asked him about the 3D book. Tom designed the book’s “accordion” panels and modular hinges, incorporated six scans from Thingiverse captured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York, the American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago, and assembled it using Tony Buser’s handy 3D-printed pin connectors. “It’s posted to Thingiverse,” he says, “and I’m going to be exhibiting it at a number…

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