Jesus Christ 3D

Reproduction and creative restoration of a wooden Christ

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Jesus Christ 3D

Customer : Private

Year : 2014

Development time : 1 Months

Protecting cultural property often consists in making one copy, in order to keep the original in the best conditions possible: this is the case of a wooden Christ mutilated in some of its parts.

<img class="wp-image-1493 size-large" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cristo-cover-1024x682.jpg" alt="cristo cover" width="1024" height="682" /> Reproduction of a wooden Christ with full-color 3D printing. The differences compared to the original are substantially imperceptible.

The process has seen the coincidence of more operating steps: the structured light <strong>3D scanning </strong>of the original artifact, the <strong>optimization</strong> of the acquired geometry and the high detail full-color <strong>3D printing</strong>. The result was subjected to careful <strong>post production</strong> operation, to refine all the details and make the replication  virtually identical to the original model.

<img class="wp-image-1504 size-large" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cristo-scansione-1024x768.jpg" alt="cristo scansione" width="1024" height="768" /> The 3D scanning step of the original artifact. The presence of a highly skilled operator is vital to acquired the most useful data to be used for the reconstruction of the 3D digital model.

<img class="wp-image-1498 size-large" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cristo_scansione-Custom-1024x809.jpg" alt="cristo_scansione (Custom)" width="1024" height="809" /> Study of the possible optimization of the acquired 3D model.

<img class="wp-image-1507 size-large" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cristo_360-Custom-1024x422.jpg" alt="cristo_360 (Custom)" width="1024" height="422" /> 360° reconnaissance of the optimized mesh. The picture omits references to the material to be able to better appreciate  the details found on the geometry.

<img class="wp-image-1495 size-large" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cristo_02-1024x253.jpg" alt="cristo_02" width="1024" height="253" /> Final model obtain with high detail full-color 3D printing and treated with a post-production process for the specific goal to be achieved.

Subsequently, in agreement with the customer, it has been proposed a <strong>creative intervention of digital restoration</strong>.

The suggestion is derived from the significant gaps of the original artifact, mutilated in all the arts. The proposal has seen the integration of the missing parts with some <strong>cybernetic jointed extensions</strong>. An intentionally disruptive concept compared to traditional methods of restoration and to minimal intervention criteria, with the aim of emphasizing an interpretation directed to make a valuable historical artifact an object that returns to live in his own <strong>artistic regeneration</strong>.

<img class="size-large wp-image-1502" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cristo-protesi-2-1024x683.jpg" alt="cristo protesi" width="1024" height="683" /> The entire model after the cybernetic "prosthesis" applied, also obtained by 3D printing.

<img class="size-large wp-image-1501" src="https://protocube.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cristo-design-01-1024x341.jpg" alt="cristo design 01" width="1024" height="341" /> Some details of the creative restoration of the wooden Christ.