Digital Life Team Creates Animated 3D Sea Turtle Models

Animated 3D Sea Turtle model with shark bite
April 13, 2018

Duncan Irschick, Biology, and the Digital Life team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, creators of an online catalog of high-resolution, full-color 3D models of living organisms, announce today that they have released two new, online full-color animated models of a loggerhead and a green sea turtle through a collaboration with sea turtle rescue and research institutions. The Digital Life team, with photographers and 3D artists, created the animated sea turtles using software such as Capturing Reality and Blender and a process called photogrammetry, in which multiple still photos are integrated to create lifelike 3D meshes with photographic colors.