Blaschka Glass Model of a Starfish LarvaYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Micro CT scan of a Blaschka model of starfish development from the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum at the Unviversity of Dundee.
DUNUC 2876. Starfish (asteria rubens) development, larval stage. Width=6cm.
D’Arcy Thompson acquired a set of Blaschka’s exquistely delicate glass models in 1888. In Growth and Form, D’Arcy refers repeatedly to the art of the glass-blower, perhaps thinking of these very models.
Scanned with a Nikon XT H 225ST micro CT scanner. The resulting file is exported as an stl. and imported in to Zbrush.
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