History of the artform – not much older than twenty years, but we’re losing some of the earlier stuff. This is the same site that had the Utrecht University Kitten, but that’s not available there now either (got it a few months ago, couldn’t get the pig then, decided to come back later, today found everything but the siteframe down).
It’s not one of the iconic models on the list, or that keep popping up in college presentations. But if there aren’t any download links up anymore I’m hoping somebody around here who’s been doing 3D stuff for a while has their copy and is willing to share it.
And I’m an idiot – when I found this a few months ago I attempted to download it, but all my attempts failed . . . so I thought. But it turns out I got it! My apologies, people (especially @josephhansen ).
Since the meshes (two versions, look identical to me but they’re different filesizes) are in .off format (which Blender can’t import) I’ve used an online converter to get them into .ply format (which it can). Also made a pdf of its [email protected] page from the Google cache, now included in the zipfile. Not that it’s a particularly good mesh by today’s standards, but if anybody’s interested I’ve now got it up on my Dropbox here.
That works too I gotta say, it’s probably a good thing you’re making a repository of old 3D scans/models of legitimate historical interest. I’m not really qualified for nostalgia, being 20 and only having 6 months of Blender experience, but if you’d like to turn this into a larger archival project, I’d love to help! Sounds interesting.
I’m more just puttering around – that list caught my interest, then I noticed a few more older models that keep getting used to demo stuff. But yeah, a place to download the things on it that aren’t in constant daily use (the teapot, Suzanne) or already have a stable repository (Stanford) would be good. For example, I haven’t found a download of the Wooden Elk Toy that’s on it, nor any useful mention of anyone having a copy of it.
I told you I could help I have a talent for hunting down obscure things and making weird connections, I guess… I once wanted to be a strategic specialist for the FBI before I realized they don’t make any money. I still like that kind of thing though (and I am a Strategic Communication student, so it fits ) Either way, happy to help! Feel free to let me know if I can find anything else!
Unfortunately with this Pig I can’t help you, but for consolation I post you a song about modern pigs, the modern politicians in Italy.
the song is “La Poltrona” (the armchair.)
from the musical group: “Il parto delle nuvole pesanti.” (The birth of heavy clouds.)
Thanks guys, but the pig has been found! There’s a download link in that post if you’re interested, and I’ve edited the top post to say (since this sub-forum doesn’t have solved checkboxes). Appreciate it!
@josephhansen, you still haven’t said where you found the elk toy. If you can I’d like to know – thx!