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Found 49 results

  1. Prognathodon Fragments

    A jumble of jaw fragments, teeth and a caudal vertebra. During prepping I removed the vertebra from the main piece.
  2. Elasmosaur tooth

    Tooth of an Elasmosaurid.
  3. Coelodonta antiquitatis axis vertebra

    Axis vertebra of a woolly rhino.
  4. Coelodonta antiquitatis atlas vertebra

    Atlas vertebra of a woolly rhino.
  5. Coelodonta antiquitatis ulna

    The left ulna of a woolly rhino. The distal joint is missing.
  6. Coelodonta antiquitatis metacarpal

    The third left metacarpal of a Woolly Rhino.
  7. Coelodonta antiquitatis hip

    A fragment of the right hip of a woolly rhino.
  8. Trilobite

    A partial trilobite.
  9. Estonioceras sp.

    Shell of an orthocone.
  10. Abelisaur Tooth

    Tooth of an undescribed Abelisaurid. From either fezouane or Aoufous Formation.
  11. Theropod Metatarsal

    A metatarsus fragment of a large Theropod. Possibly Carcharodontosaurus.
  12. Reptile Sacrum

    Posterior sacrum fragment of a dinosaur or crocodile.
  13. Deltadromeus vertebra

    Caudal vertebra of a theropod dinosaur.
  14. Spinosaur tooth

    Tooth of a spinosaur.
  15. Carcharodontosaurus tooth

    Large tooth tip of a Carcharodontosaurus.
  16. Carcharodontosaurus tooth

    Tooth of a Carcharodontosaurus.
  17. Edmontosaurus annectens Dentary

    Partial left jaw of a juvenile Edmontosaurus. On the 3D model I have mirrored the left jaw to create the right one as well.
  18. Hadrosaur toe

    Hadrosauridae indet. A slender Digit II phalanx 2 of a left Hadrosaurid foot. Several different hadrosaurs are present at Judith River Formation. There are Hadrosaurs from both Lambeosaurinae and Saurolophinae present in Judith River Formation.
  19. Has anyone tried to take a 3D photograph of a fossil that you can rotate in all directions when displayed on a website? If so, what software did you used? What do you recommend for me? I want something inexpensive but am willing to put in the effort to make it work the way it should. I have a background in photography and 3D but not VR and this something I want to exploit. I want to take a bunch of photos of a fossil from all angles and stitch them into something the website visitor can manipulate as holding it in his/her hand. The software I see when I do a web search don't list prices but want me to request a quote. Thanks! Bill
  20. I've been experimenting with scanning some of my fossils with Photogrammetry ever since this thread popped up a while back: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/56985-3d-fossil-scanning-w-photogrammetry/?hl=photogrammetry Some fossils are nice and complete. But all too often are fossils broken and incomplete. Using photogrammetry, it's fairly easy to get a digital copy of your fossil. If the fossil is incomplete. Sometimes it can be worth it to mirror this digital model to get a more complete picture. You probably won't get the whole fossil back. But I'll give you a much better picture of what it looked like when whole. You can sometimes see such techniques on tv when scientists are reconstructing very fragmentary remains. But using Photogrammetry and a little practice in digital 3D software this technique isn't that hard to do yourself and can have great results. So I applied this to two of my Kem Kem fossils. This tiny tail vertebra is fairly nice, but the fragile protuding ends have been damage as is common. But by adding some mirrored parts I was able to add some parts back. Though subtle, it still adds to the shape. Kem Kem Theropod tail vertebra And then a little more extreme example. This is a very fragmentary part of a sacrum vertebra. It's the very back of the bone, so a lot of the other fused verts that would connect on the front are gone. A lot of the left and top sides are also gone. But by mirroring, I can re-add the left side. While still very incomplete. This gives a much better idea of the size as the whole width can now be seen properly. It's also a lot easier to see how the bone would have looked in context. Kem Kem Sacrum bone I highly recommend trying this out as it can greatly enhance the way you look at the fossils in your collection. Here I've made the mirrored parts transparent so you can still see the original fossil. But it's also possible to just leave the mirrored part the same colour so that it looks like it was never broken. And the next I'm gonna work on mirroring some Mosasaur jaw pieces.
  21. My 3D Extinct Animals

    These are my extinct animals: I made these 3D models made in Maya for fun and i even sold some of them online I'm not sure how accurate they are i just used images as reference maybe some people can give me hints on how to improve them Right now i don't have more rendered images, i will ad more in the future Proetida - i don't know the exact species, i just found some images in google of a trilobite and i made it _______________________________________ Pikaia - From the Cambrian Burgess Shale _______________________________________ Velociraptor - Not finished yet _______________________________________ Dunkleosteus - Just the basic shape yet
  22. Possible 3D Fossil Found

    Never found a fossil before so please bare with me. Let me know if I have something here or not. Looks like some sort of bug because of the pattern on the backside. Also, I couldn't get a super close shot cause I'm using my iphone to capture the pictures but I could see what looked to be wing like veins or patterns in one part of the fossil.
  23. Here are some scenes that I created in LightWave 3d many moons ago for my (rather dated) on-line fossil gallery. All modeling, texturing, rendering, etc. done by yours truly. First, we have a clump of Calamites sp. from the Pennsylvanian Pottsville Formation: The plants were generated algorithmically using a recursive 3d L-system generator and then imported into LightWave, where they were textured, lit and rendered (with a bit of volumetric light dispersion to give a swampy fog effect). Next, we have a typical set of fauna from the Ordovician Cincinnatian Series (Flexicalymene meeki, a straight-shelled nautiloid, a bryozoan, crinoid, rugose coral, and brachiopod). One of the Flexis has gone into its defensive enrolled posture from being attacked while the other tries to make a fast exit. Enjoy! ---Prem
  24. I would like to share with you great people an exciting project I am starting. Many of you know that I work for the Idaho Museum of Natural History, but I also work for the Idaho Virtualization Lab. This lab was founded on the principle of democratizing science, this in short means making science easily available to everyone! Here at the lab we just received a very large grant that will allow us to start what will become the Virtual Museum of Idaho, the goal of this endeavor is to scan, digitize, and 3D model all collections housed at IMNH and make them available online for free for everyone to enjoy. And naturally we are starting with the paleontology collections, because honestly that is the best collection in the museum anyway! So for the next 5 years we will be working hard to make what will become the first fully digitized museum and opening the collections to anyone who wants to see them! One of the largest benefits of this collection is that researchers from around the globe will be able to do any type of traditional measurements from anywhere with an internet collection. The models that result from our scanning process are accurate to .0001 mm of the actual specimen, and measuring tools are native to the software used to compile the collections. In the meantime while we are working on the collections we will be doing a weekly "from the vault" posting on our Facebook page, we started today with some scans of a few Green River fish slabs. If you would like to "subscribe" to these posts, please go and like our page, and feel free to visit our new website, still under construction so the collection areas are currently vacant. I am excited to be a part of this new project and hope that you all will enjoy it as well! http://www.facebook.com/IdahoVirtualizationLaboratory http://ivl.imnh.isu.edu/ P.S.: We will also be working on a modern comparative collection for most North American mammals, and several cetaceans!