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Welcome to our 3D collection of fossils, artifacts, primates, and other animals. The purpose of this collection is to allow you to view your favorite objects from our David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins or to examine many of the primate and other animal skeletons housed in our museum's collections. All of the virtual objects on display were either CT or laser scanned. The scanning process enabled us to generate 3D models of each object that you can view, rotate, and interact with online. It may take a minute or two to load depending on your computer, but after it is loaded you will be able to move the 3D object around by holding down the left-click button and moving your mouse.
FLASH: Rotate the model by holding the LEFT click button and dragging with your mouse. All Flash models are shown at relative size to one another (i.e., smaller objects appear small relative to larger objects) so there is no zoom functionality. For zoom and a true 3D experience, try the 3DCT viewer.
3DCT: Currently works on PC and Mac. You may need to restart your browser after installing the plug-in. Rotate the model by holding the LEFT click button and dragging with your mouse. Zoom in and out by holding the RIGHT click button and dragging your mouse up and down. Translate the model by holding both RIGHT and LEFT buttons and dragging your mouse. All 3DCT models are not shown to scale. Experiment with your viewing experience by clicking the MENU button and turning various options on and off."
PowerPoint: Currently works on PC and Mac. Click the link and open or save the slide to your computer. Upon opening the file, if you see a RED X, click the OPTIONS box on your security warning and select ENABLE THIS CONTENT. Then start the slide show to enable the 3D view (hit F5 button). Rotate the model by holding the LEFT click button and dragging with your mouse. Zoom in and out by holding the RIGHT click button and dragging your mouse up and down. Translate the model by holding both RIGHT and LEFT buttons and dragging your mouse. Stop the slide show by hitting the ESC button on your keyboard. Please remember to credit the Human Origins Program if you use these 3D models in your lectures, classes,or other presentations.
ENJOY! And check back again often as we add more 3D models of fossils, artifacts, and primates!!