The Smithsonian made news last year with the announcement that it was beginning to scan and preserve elements of its collection digitally. Well, several of these models are now available at the Smithsonian X 3D site for online visitors to navigate, explore, and manipulate — ending the era of “do not touch”: Smithsonian X 3D: Navigate, Explore and Manipulate 3D Models from the World’s Largest Museum:
Learn about the fascinating features of the new Smithsonian X 3D Explorer and how to navigate, explore and manipulate 3D collection objects. This page gets you started and explains the functionality of the explorer in detail.
…The end of “do not touch”: Use the Smithsonian X 3D Explorer to explore and manipulate museum objects like never before. Create and share your own scenes and print highly detailed replica of original Smithsonian collection pieces.
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