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How can I use photos of a persons head taken around the circumference to then sculpture it out of clay automatically? Answered

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The_Gnome (author)2009-07-23

If you created a 3-D image you could simply use a 3d printer to create the sculpture from plastic. then you could make a mold of it and use a lot of other materials to make it.

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animateau (author)2009-02-03

Thanks NobodyInParticular I will have a look at that. However I would still have to come up with a way of utilising that informatation to operate some type of tool to shape the clay?

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NobodyInParticular (author)2009-02-03

This problem might be easier to solve if you gather actual 3D data. Would the Milk Scanner instructable work for your purpose?

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BeanGolem (author)2009-02-02

Do you mean input the photos into some sort of software that is connected to a sculpting device that will then produce a head?

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animateau (author)BeanGolem2009-02-03

Hi, Yes, perhaps some simple type of CNC or even a tool I can make that follows the outline of the photos to cut the clay to the exact shape. Most sculpture is done just by eye or with a plastic sheet held up and the clay shaped to it as near as possible.! I'm hoping for something more accurate and quicker.

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