Location

Ames, Iowa

Start Date

29-4-2016 12:00 AM

Description

Forensic facial reconstruction is an impressive and unique blend of scientific and artistic skill sets that for many years was based primarily on non-digital or traditional methods such as pencil sketches and clay models. With the recent advancements in 2D digital art software as well as 3D digital art software, forensic artists have a new set of tools to take advantage of. Some artists have focused on using primarily digital reconstruction techniques. These artists and their new techniques are a part of the new generation of forensic facial reconstruction. This is a discussion of how cutting edge technology can increase the efficacy of forensic facial reconstruction. However, it is also a discussion of the challenges that these technologies present and a discussion of how being mindful of traditional techniques is still important even when advanced digital tools are available.

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Apr 29th, 12:00 AM

The New Generation of Forensic Facial Reconstruction

Ames, Iowa

Forensic facial reconstruction is an impressive and unique blend of scientific and artistic skill sets that for many years was based primarily on non-digital or traditional methods such as pencil sketches and clay models. With the recent advancements in 2D digital art software as well as 3D digital art software, forensic artists have a new set of tools to take advantage of. Some artists have focused on using primarily digital reconstruction techniques. These artists and their new techniques are a part of the new generation of forensic facial reconstruction. This is a discussion of how cutting edge technology can increase the efficacy of forensic facial reconstruction. However, it is also a discussion of the challenges that these technologies present and a discussion of how being mindful of traditional techniques is still important even when advanced digital tools are available.