The Canadian Museum of Nature had a special camera that could scan objects and make three-dimensional images of them. The images could then be used in such a variety of ways that the possibilities seem almost limitless. We began by exploring scientific hypotheses while having some fun!
A main subject was Vagaceratops irvinensis, a dinosaur that lived 65 million years ago in what is now Alberta. A researcher at Nature identified the species in 2001. This specimen is the holotype, which is the specimen upon which all future identification of other specimens is based, and it is held in our collections. You'll also see life-sized, fleshed out models of this dinosaur at our museum. These models were based on the holotype.
The dinosaur is brought to life in Walking the Chasmosaur. We started with a 3D scan of a maquette (a scale model) and photographs of suitable habitat, and wait till you see where we ended up!
See 3D images in action and manipulate a 3D model yourself. Our subjects were real bones from one foot and a maquette (a scale model) depicting the dinosaur in fleshed-out form.