We had the pleasure to 3D scan Pieter de Vos to create our first 3D printed bust of him.
Below is the reference photos taken to aid in adding the details to the 3D face scan.
Below is a quick animation on how the 3D scanning process has been done.
The face was scanned from multiple angles and then combined into one solid mesh.
Below is screen shots from the merged 3D model.
And below is showing the halfway mark in editing the 3D scan data of the head.
Below is an animated version of the final 3D model
Then it’s time for 3D printing.
The next after 3D printing was to glue the 2 sections together. Once the glue was dry it was put though an acetone vapour process to smooth the 3D printed model.
Then once the model was “dry” all the cracks was filled in with crack filler. Some extra crack filler was added to give the model a bit more of an rough look.
Next the model was sprayed with an layer of gray primer.
Then once the gray primer was dry the model was sprayed with an copper color spray paint.
Then finally the model was painted with black paint then wiped off so that the black paint would sit in between the crevasses.
Below is a quick video of the final 3d print.
And lastly an live 3D model. Click below to open the 3D model, then use your mouse to rotate the model.