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Snowmen Draw Crowds on Campus

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Kristin Platts

Two snowmen built by student Christian Loyola (senior, Business) last week at DBH.  

 
When Christian Loyola (senior, Business) saw a snow-covered SUV in a parking lot on the CSU Stanislaus campus last week, he got an idea. Loyola took it upon himself to scoop up as much snow as he could carry in a few trips and build a couple of snowmen.
The snowmen began their short, melty life in the Central Valley sun last Thursday on the ground in front of the Demergasso-Bava Hall (DBH) study area in the morning. By midafternoon, someone had moved the two snowmen onto one of the study tables where droves of students posed for selfies and group photos with the pair.
“On my way to class, I just saw this snow piled up on a car and it just kind of instantly came to my mind that I should build this snowman,” Loyola said.
The snowmen also attracted Bradon Hoover (senior, Art), a student assistant at the Warrior Fab Lab, who thought the snowmen would be great subjects for one of the Fab Lab’s 3D printers.
“Because we heard about this cool snowman that’s built up here in DBH, we decided to come on over with an iPad and try to do a photogrammetry screen,” he said.
Photogrammetry is the act of taking several pictures of an object from all angles and running it through an image processing software to cut cross sections out of presumed objects to generate a 3D model, which can be reproduced using 3D printing, explained Hoover.  
“When we make the 3D scan, we’ll be most likely reproducing it as a 3D print and that print will be on display in the Fab Lab,” he said.

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