Back at the turn of the 20th century, the Animal Diversity Web created a series of cutting-edge QTVR object movies of skulls. A highlight of our original collection can be found here, and spinning skulls are embedded throughout mammal species accounts.
Now, we're creating new 3D models using photogrammetry tools provided by Autodesk. This allows us to create higher-resolution models, and provide you with much finer control over the spinning.
Below you'll see a preview of the new technology - click on the "3D view" icon below the image to get the 3D controls, or use Macaca mulatta on 123dapp site to view it on the 123dapp site.
We'll be adding the spinning models in 2014. Watch this space for an announcement of when they'll be going live!