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Ever Imagined A Digital Dinosaur? It’s Waiting In Kickstarter!

Kickstarter projects have gained a lot of popularity among innovators and investors. People like these innovative projects and investors open their wallets for funding. Now, a new and an interesting project named “Digital Dinosaur: Dryptosaurus” is seeking fund through Kickstarter. Award winning Paleoartist Tyler Keillor wants to create the most realistic, accurate, and up to date life-reconstruction of the predatory dinosaur, Dryptosaurus.


Dryptosaurus

Tyler Keillor is specialized in skull and flesh reconstructions. Now he wants to build Dryptosaurus, a full body digital sculpture of a dinosaur. He has submitted the project in Kickstarter on September 7. Despite building a dinosaur, his digital model requires no physical space or supplies because the dinosaur is created three-dimensionally on a computer screen. And hence it can exist at any scale for a variety of uses in a fraction of the time. Besides, his digital model is infinitely editable. So its design can be changed if new fossils shed light upon the specimen.

The digital image of Dryptosaurus will be displayed on a computer screen as a still image or a rotating 3D model in the museum where it will be placed. But the work is not complete yet. To complete the work Tyler needs the following:

i) ZBrush
ii) Digitizing tablet
iii) Dedicated laptop
iv) Prototyping services

Be noted, previously Tyler created a traditionally sculpted life-sized head of Dryptosaurus for the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda, Illinois. Besides, he has collaborated with researchers and contributed to museum exhibits around the world. To know more about Tyler’s work, you can visit his website.

Tyler needs $6,000 fund to complete his project. But the good news is, 118 backers have already funded $11,131. However, last date of the funding round is October 7. If you are interested, you can fund the project from KickStarter.

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