[ExI] david statue coincidence

Chris Hibbert hibbert at mydruthers.com
Mon Aug 22 03:31:09 UTC 2016

On 8/21/16 "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> It wouldn't matter if David toppled if first you used a
> ultraviolet LIDAR to make precise measurements of the statue, because
> then you could use a 3D printer to make as many Davids as you want

I've seen this suggestion a few times on this list, so apparently y'all 
aren't aware that this work has been done already at Stanford, by Marc 
Levoy and his students. They presented their results at SIGGRAPH in 
2000. One of the outcomes, was that they were able to look at the statue 
from virtual viewpoints that weren't previously possible in real space. 
They noticed that the expressions on the left and right sides of his 
face are telling different stories. His raised arm makes it hard for an 
observer on the ground to see both sides at once.

Anyway, high-res scans are available.


  caution: long

Chris Hibbert
hibbert at mydruthers.com
Blog:   http://www.pancrit.org

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