3D laser scanning the SLAM duho
St Louis Art Museum, St Louis, MO, USA
Accession number 168:1981
Friends Fund and Primitive Art Society Fund in honor of Morton D May
Joanna Ostapkowicz and Joseph Parsons getting ready to 3D laser scan the SLAM duho at the St. Louis Art Museum. Photo credit: Matthew H Robb
The SLAM duho has been carved from a single piece of wood. The sculpture had to be turned over carefully three times so that all parts of the surface could be reached with the 3D laser scanner.
The SLAM duho from underneath.
Once 3D laser scanning was complete, data processing started. This involved aligning all the data sets taken from different positions together, and filling in any small holes in the data where the scanner did not pick up the surface of the duho. High resolution images were mapped onto the 3D model of the duho in areas of particular interest.
Click on the thumbnails below to see the results of the 3D laser scanning of the SLAM duho.
The video clip below shows the 3D model with a texture (colour map) applied.
A 3D interactive viewer has also been created of the& SLAM duho.