3-D portraits of US presidents on display

The first presidential portraits based on 3D scan data were created by a Smithsonian-led team of 3D digital imaging team and displayed at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC.
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A 3D-printed 1:1 scale mask of U.S. President Barack Obama is on display December 5, 2014 at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC. The mask is part of the first presidential portraits that were created based on 3D scan data by a Smithsonian-led team of 3D digital imaging team. (Getty Images)
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A 3D-printed 1:1 scale bust of U.S. President Barack Obama is on display December 5, 2014 at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC. The bust is part of the first presidential portraits that were created based on 3D scan data by a Smithsonian-led team of 3D digital imaging team. (Getty Images)
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A man takes photograph of his child in front of a 3D-printed 1:1 scale bust of U.S. President Barack Obama which is on display December 5, 2014 at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC. The bust is part of the first presidential portraits that were created based on 3D scan data by a Smithsonian-led team of 3D digital imaging team. (Getty Images)
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A 3D-printed 1:1 scale bust (R) of U.S. President Barack Obama is on display with a 3D-printed mask of Obama (3rd L), and two 3D-printed masks of Abraham Lincoln (L & 2nd L) December 5, 2014 at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC. The bust is part of the first presidential portraits that were created based on 3D scan data by a Smithsonian-led team of 3D digital imaging team. (Getty Images)
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A 3D-printed 1:1 scale mask (R) of U.S. President Barack Obama is on display with two 3D-printed masks of Abraham Lincoln (L & 2nd L) December 5, 2014 at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC. The bust is part of the first presidential portraits that were created based on 3D scan data by a Smithsonian-led team of 3D digital imaging team. (Getty Images)
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A woman walks past a 3 dimensional portrait of a 3D scan of US President Barack Obama on display at the Smithsonian December 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. Visitors can see the first 3 dimensional presidential portraits of US President Barack Obama which includes a 3-D printed bust and life mask at the Smithsonian's castle. (AFP/Getty Images)