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3D Obama: The first 3D scanned portrait of a US president

President Obama has become the first US president to have his portrait produced through a 3D scanning process.

The data used to create the bust came from eight sports photography cameras, six wide angle cameras and the use of 50 custom-built LED lights.

The team from the Smithsonian also used handheld 3D scanners to collect peripheral data.

Mike Embley reports.