VIDEO: 3D help to build Sheffield Man Of Steel

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Designers working on the Man of Steel statue set to tower over the M1 near Sheffield are getting extra help visualising the finished product with a special ‘virtual sculpture’.

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A scale version of the Man of Steel

A scale version of the Man of Steel

Specialists from Sheffield Hallam University used lasers to measure a scale model of the planned 30-metre high statue, before a digital version was created using Dassault Systemes 3DExperience technology at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Catcliffe

The Man of Steel is due to be installed at Kimberworth, Rotherham, in 2015.

Artist Steve Mehdi said: “The 3D technology has allowed us to show not just what the installation will look like, but how it works as a long-term community resource.”

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