Using a process called photogrammetry, I was able to convert series of still photographs I took of ice and rock formations with my digital camera into 3D files. The 3D file is a re-creation of the object as a surface made up of little triangles, which is generated when I upload the photos to the photogrammetry software. With further editing in a 3D modeling program I prepare it to be fabricated on a machine that can read 3D files — either a 3D printer or a CNC router. The process of making one of the ventifact sculptures is shown in a video posted on YouTube.

Please inquire to see source photographs or screenshots of 3D scans in progress.
More information about Walking in Antarctica.

Links to More Antarctica Images

sea ice
Ice Cave & Sea Ice
(View 14 photos)

lake ice
Lake Ice
(View 11 photos)

dry valleys
Dry Valleys
(View 15 photos)

(View 6 photos)

(View 4 sculptures)

Installation Shots
(From 3 venues)