A higher resolution will be able to display additional details of surface
qualities that were not necessarily created nor intended by Rodin himself, but
are the result of plaster copying processes, executed by his personal assistants
or foundry craftsmen, and the subsequent wear and tear, natural patination,
damages and repairs of a century.
With the help of the PolyWorks Image Viewer, we can freely rotate the
virtual model in all directions and extract screen shots that show the Thinker
statue from different perspectives. This supplies us with a powerful tool to
study the plaster cast, as if we would have the real sculpture in our
laboratory. Moreover, the Image Viewer allows us to zoom in to smaller areas of the
model and render shaded views of such details almost in real-time.
Screenshot of virtual model in 1 mm grid .stl format
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