Last month I was fortunate to head over to Denmark and visit my friend and colleague Jesper Milàn at Geomuseum Faxe. We’ve worked together in the recent past (we have a chapter together in the forthcoming Dinosaur Tracks: Next Steps) but aside from a few conferences, we’ve never actually sat down in the same room to... Continue Reading →
Just a quick post to say that I've added a new data set to the Neoichnology resources page. It's an interesting [to me at least] area of beach sand trampled by horses (I think 2-3, but didn't see the tracks being made), heading in two directions. I recorded it for two reasons: The first is... Continue Reading →
This post is as much about initiating discussion as it is about my own thoughts on the matter, so feel free to comment away, here, or twitter, or google+ or wherever – I’m interested in thoughts and perspectives. So… 3D PDFs. They seem like a really good idea right? You can encapsulate 3D information to... Continue Reading →
In 2014, colleagues and I published a photogrammetric reconstruction of the Paluxy River dinosaur ‘chase sequence,’ as generated from photographs taken before and during its excavation in 1940. (Blog post here). Photogrammetry has become pretty common now; commercial and open source programs are widely being used by all kinds of people, including palaeontologists, and there are... Continue Reading →
A couple of years ago, I was part of a group that published a method on calculating body mass in extinct animals from laser scans of their skeletons. The method involves separating the model into parts, and then using the qhull command to produce a volume that encloses the segment as tightly as possible. This... Continue Reading →
I've been trying to jazz up my talk for the Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology conference in Berlin next week, and also been using the opportunity to play with Maya's rendering abilities (and also avoiding writing a lecture!). So, you might expect to see a longer, more polished version of this at my talk at SVP:... Continue Reading →
Very short post to announce there's a couple of tracks added to the resources section - one modern (A deer track), and one fossil (A dinosaur track from Whitby). More complete blog posts to follow soon.
Well, when I say 'tracks', I really mean 'track.' I've uploaded the Tyrannosaurid track that was described by Manning, Ott, and Falkingham in 2008. This model has actually been available for a while on ResearchGate, but now it's getting uploaded and assigned a DOI. Now's as good a time as any to upload this given... Continue Reading →