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Obama gets 3-D printed portrait at Smithsonian
Obama gets 3-D printed portrait at Smithsonian

Presidential portrait paintings are a time-honored tradition for all sitting chief executives. But the Smithsonian in Washington has recently broken new ground by creating a 3-D printed portrait of President Obama that is believed to be the first of its kind for a serving president. Officials at the Smithonsonian Institution teamed with experts at the University of Southern California to use digital scanning technology to capture Obama's entire face. They used a separate process involving handheld 3-D cameras and scanners as well as other equipment to create what would become the bust. Obama sat for the scanning process in the White House for about five minutes, according to...

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