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Jan. 24, 2014 11:15 am

Direct Dimensions taking 3D scans of Walters Art Museum sculptures [VIDEO]

The Owings Mills-based company was at the Walters on Thursday taking a 3D scan of a bust of George Washington the museum is now hosting.

The George Washington bust, with a 3D scanner to the left, inside the Walters Art Museum.

In conjunction with this weekend’s Art Bytes hackathon at the Walters Art Museum, 3D scanning and modeling company Direct Dimensions will be doing 3D scanning of objects inside the museum.

The Owings Mills-based company was at the Walters on Thursday taking a 3D scan of a bust of George Washington the museum is now hosting.

“It’s here for conservation work as part of the restoration of the nearby Washington Monument,” said Dylan Kinnett, web and social media manager at the Walters.

Here’s a Vine video showing Direct Dimensions taking a 3D scan of the bust:

In late 2013, Direct Dimensions was one of several local 3D scanning groups to open a 3D printing and scanning pop-up store in Canton.

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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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