Virtual Specimen Library

The Virtual Specimen Library at the IVL is a compilation of items selected from our Digital Archive. These items are representative of the projects we have been working on, but not all items from the Archive are listed. Those items that were selected have been reduced in detail by as much as 99.99% from that stored in the Archive. This reduction in detail was done so that the items may be viewed online without requiring hours of download time.

Even though the detail of the items has been reduced significantly, the quality of the objects we present here is still greater than that utilized by most major animation studios producing digital effects for blockbuster Hollywood movies. When high resolution photographs are added to these high quality models, the results look exactly like the original objects.

Below are some examples of our best work!



Natural History



Comparative Osteology (Bones)



Archaeology / Anthropology