This Is How The Historic 3D-printed Portrait Of Barack Obama Was Created
The White House has released a behind-the-scenes video.
A team from the Smithsonian Institution has created the first ever 3D-printed portrait of a sitting US president.
The digital model of Barack Obama was created using handheld 3D scanners, 50 custom-built LED lights, and a combination of hi-res sports cameras and traditional SLR models.
The Smithsonian team worked with the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies to create the historic portrait.
The White House released a behind-the-scenes video of the process on Tuesday and said in a statement: "The video illustrates the innovative capabilities of 3D scanning, modeling, and printing."
"The versatility of these technologies can be seen in their various applications to different fields, from bioengineering and space to sustainable design."
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