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Research on different 3D techniques Task 4.2.1


Research on different 3D techniques

The size, shape and the different structured surfaces of specimens make it necessary to adapt the process of
digitisation and to develop different standards by selecting exemplary object classes with which to optimise the
process of 3D imaging. The aim is to create digital 3D objects viewable from every angle and with high depth
of focus by using stacking techniques. The resultant 3D images will show all relevant details necessary for
determination of the specimen. Every image will have the possibility to zoom into every part of the specimen. It
is anticipated that some taxon groups or specimens will not fit the exemplary object classes, and a determination
might not be possible from one 3D scan; high-resolution images attached to the 3D model to show special
details (i.e. microscopic pictures of copulatory organs) will make the resultant new virtual collection a multimedia

The results of this task will input into NA2 handbook of best practice and standards for 3D imaging of type
specimens (Task 1.2).

Mon, 2015-08-31 (All day) In progress
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith