Below is an edited version of text found on the Boing Boing blog and Thingverse, a site for free downloads of 3D printer designs.
This is my first iteration of a 3D printed book. I have been thinking for some time how it would be nice to produce a book of textures and reliefs. To publish and distribute all the wonderful architectural patterning and decoration we enjoy here in Chicago and beyond.
The impetus for this project was a call for submissions from the Center for Book and Paper here in Chicago at Columbia College. The exhibition calls for both "print on demand" and "photographic" books. This "publication" is my response.
The subject matter for this book is derived from 3D scans made of sculptures and reliefs, found at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The scans were all produced using a regular DSLR camera and a software package called 123D Catch. By taking multiple digital photographs of a subject, the user is able to create a lifelike 3D scan of an object, person or architectural feature."
Tom's book is available as a free, downloadable shapefile on Thingiverse.
So, can 3D-printed coin books be far behind? How'd you like a 3D catalog of some great high-relief Greek coins?
To read Cory Doctorow's Boing Boing article, see
3D printed book of textures and reliefs
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