The Spinosaurus project involved a large and dedicated group of paleontologists, technicians, and artists from around the world. I used Zbrush to create this digital skull and skeleton*, incorporating CT scanned fossils and then filling in the missing anatomy based on related species. Later, the digital files were machined and printed at life size and the resulting skeleton was mounted for exhibition.
Semiaquatic adaptations in a giant predatory dinosaur
Nizar Ibrahim, Paul C. Sereno, Cristiano Dal Sasso, Simone Maganuco, Matteo Fabbri, David M. Martill, Samir Zouhri, Nathan Myhrvold, and Dawid A. Iurino
Science 1258750Published online 11 September 2014 [DOI:10.1126/science.1258750]
*not including chevrons