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, Volume 82, Issue 1, pp 23–34 | Cite as

DinoMorph: Parametric modeling of skeletal structures

  • Kent A. Stevens
Functional Morphology and Biomechanics

Abstract

A parametric approach towards modeling is advocated for skeletal reconstructions. Three-dimensional digital reconstructions are compared with conventional two-dimensional illustrations, particularly silhouette drawings. The advantages of the parametric system provided by the DinoMorph™ software include: open access to all data comprising the model and the rendering algorithms for the independent verification of reconstructions, tools for parametrically editing and manipulating pose, bone, and joint geometry, visualization of assemblies in three-dimensions from arbitrary perspectives, multiple resolution models of skeletal element morphology (from schematic to highly detailed), and extensibility to support specific research objectives. The system architecture and current capabilities are described and illustrated.

Key words

biomechanics simulation sauropod dinosaurs modeling 3D graphics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kent A. Stevens
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  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information Science, Deschutes HallUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

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