Obama Is to be the First 3D printed President

Obama Is to be the First 3D printed President

A team from the Smithsonian Institution has made a few scans of Barack Obama so as to make the first 3D printed image of the president. The Associated Press mentioned that experts made a few scans of Obama in two different ways: with a face scanner and hand-held 3D scanners and cameras create a bust of the 44th president.

All in all the process took 40 hours. 3D imaging specialist Vince Rossi told the Associated Press that the image is so good and precise that you can even notice the pores and wrinkles on his face. The bust is going get its place in the National Portrait Gallery collection.

Obama Is to be the First 3D printed President

It is the first presidential image created from 3D scanned data. It has become possible thanks to the job of a Smithsonian institution team. Specialists in digital imaging have made a 3D printed life mask and a bust of the President. For the first time both of them were exhibited during the first White House Maker Faire and the meeting of students developers.

 

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