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Re: Help with models/reconstructions (fwd)

Jeff, another response.

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Date: Sun, 29 Jan 1995 16:34:10 +0600
>From: Syndesis Corporation <syndesis@beta.inc.net>
To: rocks-and-fossils@world.std.com
Subject: Re: Help with models/reconstructions

Sue Medina <achsom01@asnmail.asc.edu> writes:
>This was on another list, but I thought some of you might be interested 
>in resonding.
>On Sat, 28 Jan 1995, Jeff Stellick wrote:
>> I am hoping someone on this list might have the following information.  I
>> need information regarding the construction of models of ordovician
>> nautiloids, crinoids and trilobites.  I realize this is not exactly the
>> list for this, but if you can help me out I would appreciate it.
>> The models will be used in a work of public art.  The information needed
>> is sources of good reconstructions and diagrams and/or the names of anyone
>> currently or previously involved in constructing such models.  Please
>> reply directly to me to save space on the list.

On a related note, I know of at least two people who are interested
in computer modeling and animation as well as fossil collecting, and
they'd like to find other people who've re-created ancient life
in 3D form.

This past summer, an issue of Science News showed a reconstruction of
Anomalocaris on the cover.  I seem to remember it was part of an animation
for a Japanese television documentary.  Was it computer-generated?

Computer animation should be a fertile ground for explorations of
the motions of extinct creatures.