Forme Offers Fantastic Scanned 3D Models of Natural Objects #3dthursday

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As the number of 3D parts repositories have been increasing tremendously in recent days as desktop 3D printing enthusiasts and 3D artists hunger for new sources for models to print out and manipulate based on interests, brand loyalty (or frustration), and opportunities to using versioning tools to track part changes, a handful of specialty sites have appeared to curate unique collections such as the Forme 3D scans of natural objects, from Fabbaloo:

Another new source for 3D models has launched: Forme, focused on high-resolution scans of a wide variety of object categories.

This model repository offers something quite different from the numerous other 3D model repositories that have popped up lately. Forme offers 3D scans, not modeled objects. They’re not provided in STL form, but instead in OBJ format.

Forme says:

Forme has created a digital design library that gives 3D modellers easy, affordable access to a fascinating range of digitised objects. These ready-to-use, high resolution models mean intricate details or natural forms can be rapidly and accurately recreated. They can also act as a starting point or building block – saving the time and effort of creating entire models from scratch.

An inspection of Forme’s library shows a very broad selection of scans. For example, their “Reference” section contains these subcategories:

  • Plant: Bark, Leaves, Fruit and veg, Nuts and seeds, Flowers, Twigs
  • Animal: Horns, Shells, Bones, Sea creatures, Pelts, Teeth, Insects, Organs
  • Mineral: Crystals, Miscellaneous

Forme also includes a wide selection of cups, bowls, plates, and patterns. The items are moderately priced, typically around USD$10 each.

Aside from the fascinatingly unique collection, we’re most excited about the possibility of integrating these models into other 3D designs. Imagine putting tree bark on the side of your bookends, or having a crab sit on top of that coathook?

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