Scans are delivered as 3D print ready polygon files, if appropriate with color information and texture. However, many paleontological and archaeological specimens are damaged, and some uses of the 3D files may require repairs.
Palaeo3D provides mesh repair and sculpting on the basis of the best scientific information available.
Dorsal view of the 8th neck vertebra of the long-necked dinosaur Giraffatitan brancai. On the left, bone as scanned. On the right, bone with missing parts repaired.