The Shroud of Turin is a 14-foot cloth in which many believe Jesus Christ was buried. I watched an interesting doco on SBS tonight about the shroud and how scientists tried to disproof this relic. This inspired me to do a little investigation myself, as the photo that was taken during the examination reminded me of a depth map, used in 3D CGI to generate displacements on an object.
The largest image was generated from using the computer, it is not a modified image of the original As you can see the 3D generated Z-depth displacement map matches closely with the original to the bottom right.
Using photoshop to clean up and enhance the original photo I was able to created several versions of a first pass depth map (top right), which I than used in Mudbox as a stencil to sculpt the results ( below ).
What I found interesting was not who this person was, but how the image was transferred onto the cloth in the first place 2000+ years ago?? or as cabron dating suggest 1200 – 1300