Brains!

Since I have access to an MRI unit and always wanted a copy of my own brain (you never know when it might come in handy…), I acquired a 3D dataset from a scan of my brain. I loaded the DICOM data set onto a proprietary workstation and segmented the brain from the surrounding tissue/skull/vessels, etc. I then loaded the file into ZBrush for a lot of cleaning up. It was shelled inside of ZBrush, then exported as an .stl. The first version was printed at 80% actual size using SLA (shapeways). The second (blue) one I printed at full size using my own 3D printer in a semi-transparent PET-G material.
Below are the ZBrush screen-shots and the final printed product:
zBrain-1.jpg
zBrain-2.jpg
zBrain-3.jpg
zBrain-4.jpg
zBrain-5.jpg
zBrain-6.jpg
Brain_02.gif
Brain_03.gif
Brain_11.gif
Brain_13.gif

Really cool!

Very cool!

Thanks! Now to print the rest of me and try to bring it to life! Bwahahahahaaaaa!
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