Exact Metrology Scan Historic Baseball Sculptures

Baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds celebrated their 150th anniversary as the nation’s first all-professional baseball team recently by dedicating a pavilion outside their ballpark.

Local Cincinnati artist, Tom Tsuchiya, created relief figures of the members of the 1869 team that adorn a gazebo highlighting the site. It includes 12 bronze busts of 10 players, the club president and secretary. Tom also designed the player statues around the Great American Ball Park. The figures enshrined include Asa Brainard, pitcher/outfield; Doug Allison, catcher; Charlie Gould, first base; Charlie Sweasy, second base; Fred Waterman, third base; George Wright, shortstop; Andy Leonard, left field; Harry Wright, center field/pitcher (team captain);  Cal McVey, right field; William “Dick” Hurley, substitute; Aaron Champion, club president and John Joyce, secretary.

Exact Metrology used the GOM ATOS Triple Scan for each sculpture scan. The GOM ATOS Triple Scan is a high resolution, optical digitizer that delivers rapid and precise 3D measuring data for the optimization of design processes. Precise fringe patterns are projected onto the surface of the object and are recorded by two cameras, based on the stereo camera principle. As the beam paths of both the camera and the projector are calibrated in advance, 3D surface points from three different ray intersections can be calculated. The projection unit of the ATOS Triple Scan is based on Blue Light Technology. Since the sensor works with narrow-band blue light, interfering ambient light can be filtered during image acquisition. Short measuring times are possible because of the powerful light source.

The collected data was processed using Geomagic 3D software. Data from the software was used to create a Styrofoam negative with a CNC machine; the negative was taken to a foundry to be poured for the final sculpture.

The pavilion next to the Hall of Fame and Museum adjacent to the Great American Ballpark.

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