Golden Eagle

We have our second round of weekly addition—Golden Eagle. Birds are generally difficult to scan because they have narrow beaks and jugals (rod-shaped bones of the cheek), as well as thin bones that let laser pass through. This specimen was one of the easiest birds ever to scan. It is large enough but not too large as in the Brown Pelican skull that took two days to complete. It is relatively robust snouted, unlike the Common Loon skull that took another two days. A problem did surface, however, when I tried to lower the resolution of the model so that it can be transmitted over the Internet–a part of the beak started to disappear and spikes appeared. So the WireFusion model ended up with a relatively high-res beak and a low-res skull. 3DCT did a fiar job reducing the resolution without losing too much details.