Media Video Advisory: Geomagic Freeform, the 3D Software behind the Facial Reconstruction of Richard III

MORRISVILLE, N.C. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 5, 2013Geomagic®, a global company providing 3D technology for digital reality, today announced that the Geomagic Freeform software is the software behind the facial reconstruction of the remains of King Richard III.

The facial muscles being added to the 3D digital skull of Richard III during the facial reconstructi ...

The facial muscles being added to the 3D digital skull of Richard III during the facial reconstruction process with Geomagic Freeform. (Photo: Business Wire)

Yesterday, researchers confirmed that bones found under a Leicester, UK., parking lot were those of King Richard III, killed in 1485. Today, the facial reconstruction was revealed, to show the world the appearance of the missing Royal.

Geomagic Freeform, in the skillful hands of Professor Caroline Wilkinson, Professor of Craniofacial Identification at the University of Dundee, was used to digitally recreate the face of the king. CT scan data of the skull was placed into Geomagic Freeform for the reconstruction process in 3D.

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Geomagic ( is a global company dedicated to advancing and applying 3D technology for the benefit of humanity. Geomagic’s scanning and design software solutions are used to capture and model 3D content from physical objects, organically sculpt complex shapes, and prepare products for manufacturing. In addition, the company produces powerful 3D metrology and inspection software that verifies dimensional quality by comparing as-built products to master designs. Geomagic’s Sensable Phantom haptic devices simulate the sense of touch in a digital environment.

Geomagic’s software and hardware are utilized by world-class customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer products, toys, collectibles, coin design, jewelry, fine art, heritage restoration, research, education, mold making, entertainment, training and surgical simulation. In fact, some of the world’s leading companies and research organizations use Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW, Boeing,  Harley DavidsonTimberland, Mattel/ Fisher Price, Lego,  Pratt & WhitneyNASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M,  Danaher and  Invisalign. Geomagic is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with offices in Boston, Europe and Asia, and a worldwide network of channel partners.

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