3d Printing/Painting Archaeological Sites

3d Printing/Painting Archaeological Sites

Color is one of the biggest limitations of 3D printing. We’ve been experimenting with painting lately, these are some 3D printed models of the Khirbat en Nahas site (KEN) excavated by Tom Levy and team. The model was taken from a TV documentary animation.  I’ve never had much experience painting, but I think these are coming out ok. I’ve been priming the models and then washing them with layers of watered down acrylic to try to get that nice sand color.

We’ve made a bunch of paint pens available for students who’d like to try it out themselves, stop by and check us out if you’re interested.

The Digital Media Lab is located in Geisel Library, 2nd Floor East. We offer free 3D printing and advanced media consultations for all UCSD Affiliates. Contact us at DMLtech@ucsd.edu.

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