D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum 3D - Blaschka Glass Starfish Larva Model

D’Arcy Thompson acquired a set of Blaschka’s exquisitely delicate glass models in 1888. In Growth and Form, D’Arcy refers repeatedly to the art of the glass-blower, perhaps thinking of these very models.

Scanned with a Nikon XT H 225ST micro CT scanner. The resulting file is exported as an stl. and imported into Zbrush. Texture is added from photographs using the Spotlight function and Polypainting.

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