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I originally bought the 3D scanner to test the concept for a startup that archived family heirlooms as digital assets as part of a healthy process of letting go of physical objects after a family member passes or an elder needs to downsize their home. As I was playing in the studio my background in dance and film brought out my curiousity about 3D scanning bodies, The idea to do it in the dark came from asking how I could make it comfortable for other people who would never consider being without clothes in a photo and for whom seeing their bodies as art and sculpture could be a powerful experience. And since a scanner laser doesn't require light to make a 3D model of the volume, it just made sense and I ran with it. Even at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Art Hackathon I was delightfully blowing people's minds with my project because of the novelty of the idea.
One capture is pretty dang fast, it takes about 30-60 seconds. I also go fast so people don’t have to hold still for long, and because I like the artistic imperfections when the scanner misses bits and fragments here and there. Even if I'm getting a really high fidelity scan that will become a life-sized fine art print, it still doesn't take longer than 120 seconds to do the capture. What takes more time is problem solving how to display an object (or person) so I can walk around in a circle to get 360 degrees. A lot of ingenuity involved in that part, for example some of my skulls are 3D scanned hanging upside down from wire.
That is when the magic happens in the studio. I'm using 3D animation software such as Blender, Meshmixer and digital photography tools such as Photoshop. I do measurements and test prints to get close to 'life-sized' of what I've captured before deciding on canvas size and ratios. I play with illumiations and point of view, how we as the viewer are looking at something is often what I spend most of the time exploring.
I create to bring out the light and 3D sculpture in a photo print, so I like best the materials that give that illumination or glow without making the black too reflective. It's a balance. I've made those choices for you on the online store, so the options offered are my favorites because of how they feel in person.
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