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Shared by on 2015.01.03 02:42

This composition interactively displays a sculpture by an unknown artist, retroactively titled "Nigerian Bird Figurine", from the Lincoln 3D Scans by Oliver Laric.

I thought this was one of the most interesting artworks among the Lincoln 3D Scans. Unfortunately I don't know much about the piece. The webpage says it's 56 cm tall, 19th century, and made of wood. Presumably it came from the area now called Nigeria, but I don't know which ethnic group or how it was acquired by the museum.

Unlike most of the artworks in the Lincoln 3D Scans, this one is made of wood instead of stone or marble. The shader built in to the 3D model is a whitish gray like the latter. To better approximate the original piece, this Vuo composition lets you view the the sculpture in more wood-like colors.


  • Use the left/right arrow keys to change the colors.
  • Use the up/down arrow keys to increase/decrease the light level.
  • Drag with the left mouse button to orbit (move the camera spherically around the pivot).
Drag with the middle mouse button to pan (move the camera sideways or up and down).

  • Drag with the right mouse button to roll (rotate the camera right or left).

  • Scroll to dolly (move the camera closer or farther away).

Download app

Package icon ExploreSculpture-app.zip9.16 MB

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Package icon ExploreSculpture.zip3.64 MB

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