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  • Please please please keep us posted on that Joshua. I would love to do that myself but I just can't find the time. We really need to develop 3d models of some of the major artifacts, the most doable of which appear to be the Epicurus bust and the leaping pig statue, because we have decent copies floating around which we can photograph from all angles. The ones I did years ago are hopelessly primitive, and it would be a real service to the cause if we could make good new "meshes" freely available…
  • Thanks Godfrey and Charles! Godfrey I think in order to create a new mesh we'll probably need lots of photos from all angles, but I did not know that there was a reproduction at the Getty so that is valuable info. And Charles wow I had not seen all those links! It looks like this one might be the best:…ish-museum-london-uk-6093 But this one SHOULD have been the best given the starting point: It looks like…
  • Godfrey some years ago I remember seeing a 3d version of the leaping pig online, from which this photo was made, but I can no longer find it online anywhere. I know that there are replicas out there, some better than others, which ought to be doable. I remember seeing one once on ebay but i missed getting it. I have one myself, but unfortunately it does not include the correct base. However if push came to shove it is pretty good of the pig, so I have one myelf that would make a start.
  • Ah I see the getty photos now. This is one of my FAVORITE views of Epicurus, good intense look in eye but still a friendly look i think; it has a nice base, name inscription - the full 9 yards! I think it is the one that the line drawing that I frequently use in graphics is based on. THIS is the one I would love to see 3d duplicated as much as any of them:
  • Here is my post about my efforts seven long years ago! The results were not very good but seemed better than nothing at the time - the technology is far advanced since then! I see that I still have a copy of the 20MB mesh file if anyone would like it - just email me and I will post it to a new link for download, but I don't recommend it -- we need a new one with new technology…f-epicurus-now-available/
  • Depending on the size and the material used, the result from the mesh I produced back then was decently acceptable. But the technology of the camera resolution I used, and the free adobe (I think) software to render the mesh, I am sure is vastly better now. I think I know at least one person who produced another mesh so I will see what I can find, but the best thing to do would be to start comparing notes on the current best way to do this. I have a friend who produced this version a few years a…
  • Also of course there is the image i feature on the home page. This one is either not my mesh, or was modified to remove the base:
  • Here is a link where the mesh I produced can be downloaded. Caveat is that I have not looked at this in six or seven years so I am no longer sure it is usable - if any tries to open it and gets any benefit out of it please post your results so that I will know whether to remove the link or leave it up. Hmmm -- the file in the first link is to an .obj file. I no longer recall what the file extensions mean. Here is a link to an "stl" file.
  • Back in 2013 or so this is the website I used:…p:// It's Autodesk (not Adobe as I said earlier) and you took a series of pictures from all angles, uploaded them, and it automatically generated the mesh. The website is no longer there (at least in the old form) and I am not sure what technology has replaced it. I have access to a decent 6 inch bust of Epicurus that I could re-photograph if needed, but that may not be the best way. As far as I am…
  • I see they have my mesh here:…3994b4ea98ab1586e10521e36 and here:…54735439d8c0469e112a8071b
  • That site looks like a great find - thank you: 1 - I wish there were a Herculaneum leaping pig there, but I can't find anything. 2 - That Epicurus bust looks like it SHOULD be useful, but it looks like the "original" from which it was scanned doesn't really look like Epicurus.
  • Agreed that one is much better! Which reminds me to comment - I've never understood how anyone came up with the idea of the double-head. I suppose i can see that it saves stone that would otherwise be pretty useless showing the back of the head, but it seems awkward at best as a display mechanism and I would have thought someone with the resources to undertake a project like this would have had two pieces of stone available.
  • I sent an email to the address and I will update the thread here if I hear anything.
  • Fascinating information Joshua - thank you! i wonder what type of setting this was originally intended for?
  • So what are you thinking was in the mind of the sculptors as to the purpose of this herm in particular. Are we thinking this dates back to Greece or is a later Roman sculpture?
  • That's good to know (that it's a claim, anyway) because I was thinking that the date of confirmation was more traceable to the small busts at Herculaneum. I'm not sure of the date of that one but maybe not so far apart (?) At any rate I would think this would be a key part of Frischer's studies so if he thinks the date of confirmation is traceable to the herm, then that seems like a pretty reliable source.
  • Good site! 1 - That is a really good bust of Epicurus - maybe one of the best from my point of view. But there were several from Herculaneum - cause I don't see an inscription on this one? Is the base original? Also, that date of discovery sure is close to that of the herme - almost too much to be a coincidence and almost points to "this is the period we started keeping track of things" rather than "prior to this date no one anywhere in the world had any idea." 2 - This one struck me as funny - …
  • I have heard back from the myminifactory folks and will keep you posted.