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Digital D'Arcy

Using micro CT and surface scans to create 3D digital models of museum objects.

This exhibition highlights the creative digital work of University of Dundee’s Dr Caroline Erolin.

Caroline has collaborated with the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum to create digital assets of key specimens and objects in the collection. The 3D objects shown in 2D on these posters are created by Caroline scanning the objects (with a micro CT scanner or hand-held structured light scanner) and using software such as ZBrush to process the scans and sometimes add colour to the model. 

These are not photographs of the real thing, but created digital replicas. The digital files of the models are available online on the University’s website for you to manipulate and download. 

Scan the QR codes on each poster or visit sketchfab.com/uod_museums With access to a 3D printer, you can print out the models, giving you a physical replica of the digital model created from the scan of the real thing! 

The models are available under a creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ 

For access to 3D printers, visit the Dundee Maker Space dundeemakerspace.co.uk

This exhibition was created by NEoN Digital Arts Festival in partnership with Sharing Not Hoarding. www.sharingnothoarding.org 

See the full Media Archaeology programme of NEoN Digital Arts Festival at www.northeastofnorth.com