Painted Laser Marked Models

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National forrest site in Michigan with 3:1 vertical magnification.

Scale: 1” = 200 feet, 3:1 vertical, 42” x 27” x 2.8"

Shape from USGS 3 meter lidar. Image USGS 1 foot ortho.

 

Right: magnified section of the model showing forrest detail.

 

Artist David Kennet. See more art by David Kennet at:

Wyoming. Scale 1" = 600'. Shape data USGS 10 meter. Image State of Wyoming mapping portal .5 meter. Artist Diane Martin.

Smooth Models

Valles Cauldera, NM    

Scale: 1" = 4000', 10% vertical exageration, 23.5" x 32.5" x 1.48", 1 meter lidar merged with USGS 10 meter, material: plastic ... touchable

High resolution desk top display of the Valles Cauldera.

 

Printed Models

Colorado 30" x 22". Scale: 1" = 12.9 miles. 3:1 vertical. Lambert Conformal Conic.

Printed model images offer high resolution detail and color. Base for this models is shown in the Display and Archetectural Base Models section below. Beautiful high resolution color printed model.

Photos curtesy Howard Models.

Laser Marked Grayscale Models

94" x 96" x 3.6" base model with image overlay. Two section model with foam bonded to 1" MDF. Some buildings are carved into model as a part of the topography. Tight CNC machining tolerances allow 3D bridges to be made separately through additive process and close fitted to the base.

 

Finished model in the lobby of Westminister City Hall, Westminister, CO.

Quarry ... spectacular extreme topography with buildings, trees, objects such as cars and tires and high resolution image overlay. Scale is 1" =68', model size 11" x 30" x 4.28" in 20 pound foam.

 

"Mouse Trap" intersection of !25 and I70 in Denver, CO.

Lidar data used for road and bridge topography. Image from USGS 1 foot orthoimage. Model size 47" x 72", scale 1" = 514 feet, 1.5 vertical magnification.

West Denver, Colorado, scale 1" = 2167'.

Shape: USGS 10 meter data. Image: USGS .6 meter orthoimagery.

24" x 48" with 1.38" of relief. 

40 pound density foam.

 

Golden, Colorado is located on the right side of the model.

Golden, Colorado

Scale 1"=500'

Shape: USGS 3 meter data. Image: USGS .6 meter orthoimagery.

27" x 48" x 4.5" relief

Analytics Using Global Mapper or CAD

Contour lines, range rings, watershed analysis, view shed analysis, high and low point location can be calculated and marked on the surface of solid terrain models.

Green Mountain, West of Denver, Colorado

 

Size: 11" x 12" x 1.68", scale: 1" - 400'. Shape is from Colorado GeoCache lidar data. The image is from USGS .6 meter data. Contour lines are on 10 meter intervals. Four circular range rings have a 200 meter spacing and are centered on the peak of Green Mountain. Calculated water drainage is marked as valley "stream bed" lines. Line width for all lines was 3 pixels. The image resolution is 500 pixels per inch.

1:24000 scale model of  Mount Saint Helens.

Shape from 3 meter USGS lidar.

Image from 1 meter USGS orthoimagery.

18" x 24" with 3.45" relief.

 

Left, coastal real estate developement in Mexico.

Shape is from a land survey DXF file.

Image was from CAD file showing lot lines, lot numbers and street names.

Street names less than .02" high clearly visible.

 

Right, 6" x 6" plastic pressure cast geometric shapes with a .1" grid line overlay.

Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Centered on the Old Mill Golf Course.
Shape is bare earth Lidar from the Utah AGRC mapping portal.
Image is from Utah AGRC 5 cm orthoimagery.
Scale is 1"=300'. Model size is 18" x 27" with 4.54" relief.

4 pound foam.

 

Columbus, Ohio

Shape: Ohio OGRIP bare earth high resolution lidar

Image: Ohio OGRIP 1 foot image

Top: scale 1"=200', 1:1 vertical

Bottom: scale 1"=1000', 3:1 vertical

Base Model Before Coating and Laser Marking 

Display and Architecture Base Models 

Sinnemahoning
Sinnemahoning
Upper Big Sioux
Upper Big Sioux

For a wall mounted visitor center display.

Park City Large
Park City Large
Wyoming
Wyoming
Vintage Oaks
Vintage Oaks
UC Colorado Springs
UC Colorado Springs
Old Mission Peninsula, MI
Old Mission Peninsula, MI
Great Britain, 3 of 8
Great Britain, 3 of 8

Part of an 8' x 16' model. Space Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data used for shape.

Golf Course
Golf Course
Upper Raritan Watershed
Upper Raritan Watershed
Mohave County, Arizona
Mohave County, Arizona
US Army Museum
US Army Museum
Utah Trail
Utah Trail
Study Model
Study Model
Base with Roofs
Base with Roofs
Stairs
Stairs
Spain
Spain

High resolution model using a .013" ball tool. Shape from Space Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data.

Spain Close Up
Spain Close Up
Asturias-Cantabria Spain
Asturias-Cantabria Spain

Space Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data for topography, BODC data for bathymetry. Bathymetry shows where the cavemen roamed during the ice age.

Model in Aluminum
Model in Aluminum

Aluminum chosen for vacuum forming.

Site Model 1
Site Model 1
Site Model 2
Site Model 2
Rock Creek, Montana
Rock Creek, Montana
Rifle, Colorado
Rifle, Colorado
Mactung
Mactung
Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley
Looking Glass Rock
Looking Glass Rock
Museum Display
Museum Display

Courtesy Eric Knight Art.

Breckenridge
Breckenridge

Breckinridge, CO, base model with 15 building inserts.

Breckenridge
Breckenridge
Aspen
Aspen
Avon
Avon
Guam
Guam
Mt McKinley
Mt McKinley
Peak 8
Peak 8
Flat Tops & Grand Hogback, Colorado
Flat Tops & Grand Hogback, Colorado
High View Ranch Sign
High View Ranch Sign
High View Ranch
High View Ranch

Courtesy Frank Wright

Colorado
Colorado

Small 1000 DPI (data points per inch}, medium 600 DPI, large 400 DPI. Pressure cast models carved to a .005" tool resolution.

Colorado Large
Colorado Large

On display, BLM Wheat Ridge, CO.

Engineering, Mining

Wisconson DOT
Wisconson DOT

Two different models for design trade off study.

Yukon
Yukon
Ecuador, Copper Mine
Ecuador, Copper Mine

Painted by Eric Knight, Eric Knight Art

Mactung
Mactung

Model sectioned to show views of subsurface geology.

Mactung Cutaway
Mactung Cutaway
Open Pit Gold Mine Turkey
Open Pit Gold Mine Turkey
Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam

4 foot diameter.

Wheeler Gulch Road
Wheeler Gulch Road

Shows three different road routes to the plateau.

Wheeler Tunnel
Wheeler Tunnel

Before and after excavating.

Rosemont
Rosemont
Rosemont Close Up
Rosemont Close Up
Solterra After Grading
Solterra After Grading

1" = 200', 32" x 38", housing developement

Shapes

Architecture Detail
Architecture Detail

High resolution architecture detail 43" x 23" x 2.2". 200 dpi horizontal, 500 contours per inch vertical. free form cut border. High resolution laser scanned shape.

Double Sided Top
Double Sided Top
Double Sided Bottom
Double Sided Bottom
Box
Box
Fan Shapes
Fan Shapes
Mandelbrot
Mandelbrot
Styrofoam Domes
Styrofoam Domes
Gridded Geometric Shapes
Gridded Geometric Shapes

Mars, Venus

Mars Mercator, MOLA
Mars Mercator, MOLA
Mars North Pole, MOLA
Mars North Pole, MOLA
Mars South Pole, MOLA
Mars South Pole, MOLA
Venus Magellan Radar Image
Venus Magellan Radar Image

Sinusoidal projection.

Gale Crater, NASA
Gale Crater, NASA
HiRise Image, Gale Crater
HiRise Image, Gale Crater
Gusev Crater, MOLA
Gusev Crater, MOLA
Olympus Mons, MOLA
Olympus Mons, MOLA
Gusev Crater, MOLA
Gusev Crater, MOLA
Mars Olympus Mons, Valles Marenaris
Mars Olympus Mons, Valles Marenaris
Kasei Valles
Kasei Valles
Mars Craters, MOLA
Mars Craters, MOLA

Lat -20S to -30S, Lon 20 to 40 Museum display