+ Museology

FIELD OF ACTIVITIES
Museum / Artwork

PROJECT
Bronze replicas of a sculpture by Alfred Laliberté - Champlain Bust

OBJECTIVES
To create a high-resolution 3D digital model of an original sculpture and make 10 bronze replicas using the new patterns created with the 3D file

EQUIPMENT USED
Arius3D (www.arius3d.com)

STAND OFF DISTANCE FROM THE SURFACE
15 centimeters

SCANNING RESOLUTION
100 microns

3D DATA UTILIZATION

  • Producing 1.1- and 1.5-scale resin patterns using the stereolithography process
  • Producing other enlarged- or reduced- scale replicas using stereolithography or the CNC milling process
  • Creating 3D digital images for Internet uses
  • Extracting and printing high-resolution 2D images shown from unlimited points of view
  • Creating a virtual exhibit (kiosk, Internet)

REMARKS
The resin patterns have been used directly in the bronze casting process without touch-up by an artist. There are many reasons why 3D scanning technology has been used in this project: the sculpture is too fragile to be used in the bronze casting process; the replica has had to be reproduced with the exact proportions of the original; the possibility of changing scale (enlarged or reduced) has had to be maintained; and a tight deadline has been imposed.

DIGITIZING A HERITAGE OBJECT MEANS:

  • protecting it
  • helping to preserve it for futur generation
  • helping to disseminate it around the nation and the world
  • helping to boost historical knowledge and research
  • creating cultural and economic wealth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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