3D printing the Ness of Brodgar

A close up of Structure One in the final 3d model of Trench P.
Jim and Mark's superb 3D model of Trench P.
Jim and Mark’s superb 3D model of Trench P.

At the end of last season, we mentioned the tremendous work done by Jim Bright, our photogrammetry expert, and Mark Newton, who produces wonderful physical 3D models from his printer.

The example shown here is the first completed physical 3D model of our main Trench P, reproduced in detail through Jim’s images and Mark’s expertise with the 3D printer. The model took an incredible two weeks to “print”!

Mark has recently had an article printed in PcPro magazine, which details the work behind the model, and which is now available on his blog.