The idea is to 3D scan the face of a person, then 3D print a portrait. To speed up the process, we keep the printed model minimal, cutting off the back of the head and the neck of the 3D model.
The result is a bit reminiscent of carved cameos, although we use a frontal view instead of a side view.
© Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons
We use ReconstructMe for the 3D capture, François' SimplifyMeshBlackBox and NetFabb for the model processing, and print the result with ReplicatorG or Cuda. The process is explained in details here: http://www.imal.org/wikimal/howto/3d-portrait
This mini-workshop was first conceived for bar.temp#2 at iMAL. See pictures in the gallery.