Innovation Forge, in conjunction with Engage Kingsport, Art in the Heart Gallery, and Painted Horse Studio, has been working on a fantastic 3D scanning and photogrammetry project.
This sculpture was performed by Joe Pilkenton of Painted Horse Studio and had been displayed at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce for some time. Joe is the lead sculptor on the Kingsport Carousel project and has been a sculpture artist for a number of years. Joe’s “Frontiersman” sculpture is being re-named (and slightly reworked) to feature Daniel Boone with the end-goal of the sculpt to be large-scale 3D printing and the development of a larger-than-life statue.
Engage Kingsport, Painted Horse Studio, and the Art in the Heart Gallery are working closely with Innovation Forge to get this magnificent sculpture digitized for the future printing processes.
In this “work-in-progress” video, you can see how the photos collected have been crafted into a medium-density 3D model. This model is considered a proof of concept model, and not a final. Current photogrammetry calculations are underway to develop an ultra-high resolution model which will be suitable for 3D printing.
For more information on Innovation Forge’s 3D photogrammetry systems, 3D scanning, and large-format 3D printing options, drop us a line. To see the sculpture in its natural state, head on down to the Art in the Heart Gallery and meet Joe!