Structured Light Scan of a clay maquette


Paul Day is a highly accomplished figurative sculptor establishing a reputation for monumental public works of art.

Born in England and now based in France, Paul has grasped the potential for 3D scanning technology to make his works scalable.

The cattle pieces were sculpted in clay at approximately quarter life size. They were then carefully driven from France to our studio in Kentish Town, which required frequent stops in order to mist the cows with water to prevent them from drying out. They were then scanned with our structured light scanner to produce perfect digital CAD representations of the clay cattle sculptures.
Paul’s commission was to produce bronze statues of the cattle at twice life size, so the CAD file of each of the scans was rescaled to the required dimensions.
The CAD was then e-mailed to a foundry in China, where a master copy of each of the cattle was CNC milled and then investment cast in bronze.  Additional detail was then chased in to the bronzes by Paul.
Once complete, the finished sculptures were shipped to their final destination: a field in New Zealand.

The cattle pieces were sculpted in clay at approximately quarter life size. They were then carefully driven from France to our studio in Kentish Town, which required frequent stops in order to mist the cows with water to prevent them from drying out. They were then scanned with our structured light scanner to produce perfect digital CAD representations of the clay cattle sculptures.

Paul’s commission was to produce bronze statues of the cattle at twice life size, so the CAD file of each of the scans was rescaled to the required dimensions.

The CAD was then e-mailed to a foundry in China, where a master copy of each of the cattle was CNC milled and then investment cast in bronze.  Additional detail was then chased in to the bronzes by Paul.

Once complete, the finished sculptures were shipped to their final destination: a field in New Zealand.

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