Insect Models for At War With Nature Exhibit
ZBrush, Blender, Formlabs Form 2 3D printer, and Mixed media
A Lymantria dispar dispar moth and Cochliomyia hominivorax fly sculpted and 3D printed for the exhibit At War With Nature at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. The models were sculpted in ZBrush from observation of pinned specimen under a microscope. After rendering was completed, the model was 3D printed in parts and assembled. The models were then painted, mounted, and fibrous details were applied. The models were on display October 2021 thru
The models are roughly a 16 inch wingspan for the moth and 10 inches from head to abdomen for the fly.
Megalodacne heros Model
ZBrush, MakerBot 3D printer, and Mixed media
A Megalodacne heros beetle sculpted and 3D printed to give a general audience a tactile interactive experience that closely mimics investigation of an insect in real life, yet at a more accessible scale. The model was sculpted in ZBrush from observation of both pinned articulated and dissected specimen under a microscope. After rendering was completed, the model was 3D printed in parts and assembled. The orange pattern of the elytra was painted on and additional fibrous details were added to the antenna, mouthparts and tarsi. This model is on display at the Georgia Museum of
Articulated, the model is 23 inches tall, roughly 25 times the size of the actual specimen.