Bringing President Lincoln "back to life"

Combining laser scans of casts of Lincoln’s ‘life mask’, with photogrammetric techniques, specialists in the USA have created a highly accurate-looking computer generated model of President Lincoln for a documentary entitled “Stealing Lincoln’s Body”. Using photographs, they have created highly detailed texture maps to make his face look as natural as possible.

The documentary explores plots by a Chicago gang to steal his body in 1876. The clip below gives you a taste of how they have achieved this ambitious project.

Read more on History’s (“History ™” is the new name for The History Channel…) Lincoln website.

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