We’ve been making progress on the Digital-Fossil-Reconstruction project that we are working on for Adam Maloof’s new lab at Princeton University. Most recently we purchased the surface grinder that will serve as the center piece of the lab and will begin working on the hardware retrofit in the coming weeks. While we wait for the grinder to arrive we’re experimenting with some pretty incredible software that allows us to convert stacks of photographs into a 3d digital model by converting each successive image’s pixels into 3d voxels. This software, called Avizo Fire, is mostly used for applications in x-ray computed tomography but we are appropriating it for optical imagery reconstuction. Check out the video below, a test we ran on some of the images we had of the Trezona rock samples….pretty amazing tool!

Avizo from Situ Studio on Vimeo.