A 3D printer serves as the basis for the reconstruction of Saint Nicholas of Bari, the origin of Santa Claus

Papai Noel

As confirmed by Gaudium Press, a group of resident researchers from the University of Liverpool has been working for months to create what today may be the most realistic face of San Nicolás de Bari, a popular bishop of the XNUMXth century from whose figure is born what we know today as Papai Noel. To achieve this reconstruction, the engineering team decided to use a facial reconstruction system and interactive 3D technology.

Thanks to the use of these complex as well as innovative technologies, the group of researchers from 'Face Lab' of the Liverpool John Moores University They managed to create what is considered to be the true face of Santa Claus. As commented by the university professor Caroline wilkinson:

For the reconstruction of the face we had to be inspired by all the historical material that we had at our disposal. This is the most realistic appearance of Saint Nicholas, based on all skeletal and historical material. For us, it is exciting to be able to see the face of this famous XNUMXth century bishop.

Thanks to this work, today we can see what the true face of Santa Claus would be like.

To create this image, the most up-to-date anatomical patterns available have been used, as well as tissue depth data and computer-generated imaging techniques. Between the most notable characteristics of the possible face of Santa Claus, highlighting for example a broken nose that, as explained by the teacher Caroline wilkinson:

The external part of the respiratory system was repaired asymmetrically, giving a characteristic nose and rough facial appearance.


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