Students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Harvard College present:
ChocoTopo; topographic 3D-chocolate, flavored to reflect the environment they depict and modeled from elevation values and pixel density.
Model 1: DEM to Chocolate
Technologies: QGIS, AccuTrans 3D, Autodesk Fusion360, and Blender
Elevation model data was downloaded from data repository freely available on the United States Geological Survey (USGS) website for Mt. Rainier (located in Washington state). This data was then converted to a USGS 1 Degree by 1 Degree DEM, converted to a 3D mesh, and then developed into a mold to use for the chocolate molding and melding process.
Autodesk Fusion 360 model:
United States Geological Survey (USGS) elevation data to 3D-model of Mt. Rainier, Washington
Model 2: Satellite Imagery Pixel Values as Elevation
Technologies: Grasshopper, Autodesk Fusion360
Satellite image of an urban condition near Mount Rainier is sampled in Grasshopper and converted to a low-poly mesh.