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Triceratops

Computerizing Bones



3-D scanner being used on Triceratops

Here a 3-D surface scanner is used on the Triceratops skull in the Dinosaur Hall to input the raw data describing the bones. Note the laser beam trace on the skull, showing data actually being gathered.

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Walk sequence of the virtual Triceratops
A walk cycle of the virtual Triceratops


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