[Not Internet Explorer] For Your Geologists/Geographers: The Terrainator
Link: The Terrainator
There is a charge for the production of the 3-D models however the site can be used to generate a preview of what the 3-D model would look like and have the system generate an animated preview of the final object.
The Terrainator allows you to select an arbitrary piece of geography, and have an accurate scale model generated and uploaded to Shapeways, ready for 3D-printing.
Areas where The Terrainator can produce models [shaded on the map below]
Featured models [3-D models already rendered in the computer]
- Crater Glacier Western Lobe
- Colorado River
- Mount Rainier
- Mont Blanc
- Tignes / Val d'Isere
- Yosemite Village
Mont Blanc rendered as a model [not animated here]