This project allowed me to explore the areas of visualization, imaging, and even paleontology. The actual egg, which I have never seen, was discovered in the Henan Provence in China and is now located in the Crater Rock Museum in Central Point, Oregon, of which Robert Hill is the Curator. CT scanned images of the egg were initially sent to Professor Bruce Land by his mother, who is a member of RoxyAnn Gem and Mineral, Inc, with the idea in mind that it may prove interesting to filter out and reconstruct a three-dimensional image of what appeared to be bone or shell in order to determine the egg's contents.
The data I was given was initially in the form of black and white negatives, with 12 CT scanned images per page. We then had the images transferred onto Kodak paper so that they would be more precisely read by the scanner. After being seperated and scanned, the images had to be correctly aligned so that I could render them in 3-D. The alignment, filtering, and rendering of the images was accomplished using Data Explorer .
Needless to say, the results would have been quite different if we had performed the visualization using the actual CT data. However, I wouldn't have learned nearly as much. As a result of the copying, cutting, scanning, image alignment, and filtering involved, this project turned out to be an IMAGING ADVENTURE (That's a euphemism for nightmare). The project is detailed in the sections listed below. If you have any comments or questions about the work I've done, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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HISTORY OF THE PROJECT