In developing my thesis, I looked to gain skills using ZBrush to create 3D models, 3D scanning, and 3D printing. The models created compared the hearts of several vertebrates and were intended for students attending Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy . I used several resources to create a model of the human heart and was able to work from life while creating heart models from other vertebrates.
I successfully learned ZBrush and 3D scanning, and successfully printed 3D heart models. ZBrush allowed me to create several intricate models for use in both animation and print media. The 3D scanning technique did not fit my needs for the project, but may be of use for later projects. I was able to 3D print using two different techniques as well.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Heart--Models; Vertebrates--Anatomy; Three-dimensional display systems; Three-dimensional printing; ZBrush
Department, Program, or Center
Medical Illustration (CHST)
Stephens, Megan Ashley, "3D Modeling Techniques for Print and Digital Media" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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