Virtual Ammonite

Discussion in 'Cephalopod Fossils' started by Architeuthoceras, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky
    Here is a virtual ammonite, with a few more virtual fossils on the home page (I really think they could of got a better specimen to virtuallize :hmm: ).
     
  2. CarlS

    CarlS O. vulgaris Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    Neat find.
    Part of the problem with the detail is that the 3D model is pretty low resolution to allow it to interact quickly with a viewer's mouse and not use up too much bandwidth.
     
  3. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky
    The author gave a presentation at this months UFOP meeting, he has the entire skeleton of Triceratops digitized, he did it while they were restoring the mount at the Smithsonian in washington DC. It has alot more detail, very cool 8-)
     
  4. willsquish

    willsquish Blue Ring Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    2
    Incredible!

    That's incredible, even if it is low res 3d shape. All the main info is preserved. If only this were a faster process. It doesn't say how long it takes, does it? Much better than photographic records alone, since those tend to leave out views from underneath or behind, (like the underside of a vertebrate's cranium). Hard to make comparisons then to a fragment from below or behind. I wonder if that's affordable for most university departments.
     
  5. Stephanopod

    Stephanopod Cuttlefish Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2007
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why did I have to be born in the late '60s?

    Oh, to be 20 yeras younger.

    Small question: are there any more specimens available?
     
  6. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky
  7. Izzy

    Izzy Pygmy Octopus Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's really cool! Thanks.
     
  8. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    3,034
    Likes Received:
    16
  9. Izzy

    Izzy Pygmy Octopus Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    *grins* Thanks so much. Wow, lots of wonders from the world of ancient cephalopods.
     
  10. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky
    Now that is an ammonite worth virtualizing 8-)
     

Share This Page