This week’s selection is the anonymous “clay sculpture” found in the 123D Gallery.
We say anonymous because we don’t actually know who made this particular work. It’s originally made as a real clay sculpture, as in “made with actual clay”, but through the magic of Autodesk’s 123D Catch 3D scanning app, it’s been converted into a 3D model by 123D user Artist_20855957. It’s not clear whether Artist_20855957 is the clay sculptor as well as the scanner.
Nevetheless, it’s a wonderful piece. We were able to download the 3D scan, which is quite rough, and clean it up. It required a lot of trimming of extraneous bits from the scanning scene and some hole-filling and bottom-flattening, but when finished, we managed to produce a very printable 3D model, as you can see in this image.
We like the work very much - it is an abstract view of the human form, showing stress, anger and strength. While its provenance is not solely digital, it demonstrates there is more than one way to create a beautiful and printable 3D model.
Via 123D Gallery