After exhibitions in Seoul and Beijing, Crea’Zaurus arrived in London to showcase paleolithic designs available in various 3D prints at the 3D Printshow — Rachel was suitably impressed.
Organisms across ages, Triassic through to the Cretaceous Period mark an impressive lineup offered by the French design company. The goal of Crea’Zaurus is to provide high-quality 3D objects for paleontological and museum interests; however, private interest may be sated for the right price. As the veracity of models, especially in museums, continues to be a standard even for prehistoric creatures, Crea’Zaurus has the right designs.
Most of the models Crea’Zaurus3D produce are skeletal, with a few exceptions in galleries, such as the ones on show in London. Inevitably, bone structures require minute precision adhering to detail. From a cursory look (more out of fascination for different genus and species), Crea’Zaurus answers to the elite standard at the museum level. They work with STL files obtained by scanning or 3D modelling. In effect, Crea’Zaurus integrates paleontology with 3D printing ready for display and study.
Upon first glance at the company’s website, I wanted to know how to purchase a 3D print. They offer various sizes and promise to match demands for any size, but a small velociraptor would suffice. The gift shop prices currently rest outside my range, but still warrant a browse. From someone who snuck out of school with a fake illness to watch Jurassic Park for the first of what would be at least 10 times in the theatre, the idea of replacing worn toys with devastatingly realistic 3D models awakens childhood reveries.
The significant impact of Crea-Zaurus may lie in the business of museum models and the expansion of such quality models for paleontology and other studies with delicate prime materials. Authentic dinosaur bones and other fossil structures are often expensive and risky to send from place to place for research. Hopefully, with the advent of Crea-Zaurus new discussions will usher in a forum for new theories and discoveries in paleontology.