The President, in 3D

Recently, the Smithsonian stopped by the White House to take a 3D portrait of President Obama, in what will be be the highest resolution digital model of a head of state. The bust of President Obama was created by a Smithsonian-led team of 3D-digital-imaging specialists, Autodesk and 3D Systems, in collaboration with the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies.

It took two different technologically sophisticated 3D documentation processes to generate the data needed to create this portrait. Take a look at the process, and the 3D rendering created from this technology.

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