The Knight of Lévis: an Historic Figure Goes Digital

For the 150th anniversary celebrations of the city of Lévis, owner of Artisans du Passage jewellry shop Charles-Olivier Roy had the idea to reproduce the monument of Francis de Gaston, knight of Lévis, that can be seen in the front of the Parliament of Québec. Doing so, he gave the City of Levis the opportunity to own a bronze statue of the historical figure after whom the city was named.

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For the project, Charles-Olivier challenged himself to develop a new reproduction technique combining tradition and advanced technologies. With the support of key sponsors such as Geomagic (post-treatment software) and Z Corporation (3D printing powder) and the help of 2 3D scanning experts from Creaform, he came up with a method bringing together 3D scanning, rapid prototyping and traditional bronze pouring.

Read the complete story in the March edition of the Creaform Newsletter.

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