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Bigger than T-Rex?

Posted on March 4, 2015 by Lynette Clee

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A documentary that aired on PBS looks at how ZBrush helped recreate the digital skeleton of a Spinosaurus Aegypticus, the biggest predator to ever walk the planet!

Using a CT scanner to digitize the discovered bones, the 3D images captured are accurate to a fraction of a millimeter! Paleoartists can then use ZBrush to assemble a virtual dinosaur. “We have, just now, moved into the digital age for dinosaur reconstruction, in the sense that you can go literally from a bone to a digital model of a bone, to a digital skeleton, which you can simplify enough that you can make it move, you can make it walk, you can ultimately put skin on it,” said Paul Sereno, National Geographic Explorer.

Check out the insightful documentary. At roughly 38 minutes, you’ll see ZBrush in action!

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