John Chen has done some great, new 3D modeling of the Shroud of Turin face. On his blog, he wrote:

The Shroud of Turin is a 14-foot cloth in which many believe Jesus Christ was buried. I watched an interesting doco on SBS tonight about the shroud and how scientists tried to disproof this relic. This inspired me to do a little investigation myself, as the photo that was taken during the examination reminded me of a depth map, used in 3D CGI to generate displacements on an object.

Of course, read his Blog « Visual FX | Animation | 3D – And while there, check out some of his other 3D modeling work.

This is an image from his blog based on the shroud face:


John writes:

What I found interesting was not who this person was, but how the image was transferred onto the cloth in the first place 2000+ years ago?? or as cabron dating suggest 1200 – 1300

We’ll have to get John up to speed on the carbon dating issues.