ArtBytes 2014: Team ‘Scantasia’ 3D Scans Sculptures

Over the weekend of Jan 24-26, 2014, the Walters Art Museum held its 2nd annual ArtBytes “hackathon” for the creation of awesome techie projects around art.  This post showcases the efforts of Team Scantasia, which performed 3D scanning demonstrations of various museum sculptures for potential applications for conservation, restoration, and amazing online 3D public display and interaction.

The following links allow the viewer to interact with the 3D digital data captured during this weekend by various 3D scanners supplied by the team at Direct Dimensions.  These models are hosted on Sketchfab, a new interactive 3D viewing website for hosting this type of 3D data for these sharing purposes.

Please enjoy this unique interactive experience, and get used to it – many more websites will soon start using 3D data like this to showcase all sorts of interesting things.

George Washington sculpture (click to view in 3D)

Suit of Armor (click to view in 3D)

Roman Emperor Marble Sculpture (click to view in 3D)

Adam and Eve sculpture (click to view in 3D)

Adam and Eve sculpture emblem portion (click to view in 3D)

Egyptian sculpture (click to view in 3D)