Author Archives: Michael Anderson

Some Success with Small Specimens

Collin and I set up an appointment with Chelsea Graham at West Campus to try out her Artec scanner. We were told that this is the next level scanner up from the David scanner we already have and it might … Continue reading

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Printing Insects, Printing Small

I am beginning to think about the next new horizon with which to use our 3D scanning/printing station. The bird models for the Connecticut Bird Hall are getting close to being completed and I will shift my focus to the … Continue reading

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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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