Author Archives: Michael Anderson

3D Update

The 3D work on the birds for the Connecticut Bird Hall continues to move forward. I thought I would write up an update on the latest work and post some photos. We are scanning study skins from the Ornithology collection. … Continue reading

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Digital Project Accomplished!

The final four digital sandpipers were approved and installed this past Tuesday, April 11. Also, the Merlin carving is finished and awaits paint (and feet!).

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Three D Experiments

Collin and I are wrapping up our Blended Realities grant proposal to produce four different species of sandpipers from one scan of a taxidermied bird. Today, he is painting the final touches on the last one, the White-rumped Sandpiper. When … Continue reading

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The First Digital Bird Lands

Collin Moret and I installed our first digital bird model into the Connecticut Bird Hall, a non-breeding Baird’s Sandpiper. The CT Bird Hall is an exhibit of taxidermied bird specimens found on the official CT bird list. We have been … Continue reading

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Bog Restoration Complete

With the repainting of the Bog Vole (a wood carved model), Eunice, Collin and I have completed the renovation of the bog diorama. The bog vole looked bleached out and not very alive. Collin painted it using 2D painting techniques … Continue reading

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A New Toy

I have a HP Sprout 3D Imaging/workstation with a Dremel 3D printer. I submitted a grant proposal in November to a project called Blended Realities spearheaded by the Yale School of Architecture¬†in¬†collaboration with Hewlett Packard to help Yale faculty and … Continue reading

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Fly in the Ointment

The Bog diorama features a fly stuck in the receptacle of one of the pitcher plants in the foreground. The original preparators, directed by Ralph Morrill, glued actual dead flies onto a plexiglass surface inside the pitcher plant as if … Continue reading

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