Three new, full-color 3D prints available at Shapeways: 6″ version of the Boar Carriers frieze, ready to hang on a wall; 6″ version of the P. Cornelius Synistor inscription, also ready to hang; 2″ panoramic photo-sphere of the umbrella pines in Villa Doria Pamphili in Rome. The “Sandstone” material gives them an authentic, stone-like feel.
Here’s a 3d scan of the 4th c. footprint found and preserved from below the Lod Mosaic, now on view at the Philadelphia Archaeology Museum. (also trying out this sketchfab thingy)
Bernini’s Elephant in front of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Constantine’s head at the Capitoline Museum
A tiny Faun relief on the wall underneath Santa Maria Maggiore – rendered with a bit of flickering-light drama…
The Apotheosis of Titus on the Arch of Titus
Assembling characters…scans in the backyard of the AAR. Full-screen’s best.
Walking back from the Mithraeum, I went down the steps to the Tiber walkway near the Cloaca Maxima, beneath the Pons Aemilius. Took several photos of the Pons Aemilius as I walked around the broken bridge, from both Tiber level on the walkways and Isola Tiberina and above from the Lungoteveres, Ponte Palatino and Ponte Cestio. Unfortunately there was no way to get the top surface scanned, so that’s left as a big void. It was a sunny day yesterday and high contrast can cause problems; I wasn’t expecting much. But it turned out pretty well.
Animation of the 53 photos used:
3D model revolve: