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Reconstructing the Face of St. Anthony



Cícero Moraes was involved once more in a facial reconstruction project - this time the subject was kept unknown from him until after he was finished. Only then it was revealed that he had worked on the face of St. Anthony, the patron saint of his town, Sinop-MT, Brazil.

The actual face won't be revealed until June 13 - the date St. Anthony deceased.

Cícero writes:

I have the honor to inform you that I am rebuilding the face of St. Anthony of Padua. The work is being developed by Arc-Team, a group of archaeological research (which I belong), Museum of University of Studies from Padova and Centro Studi Antiniani, all of Italy.

The digital reconstruction work is almost finished, soon we will print the bust to deliver it in Padua during the festivities of St. Anthony's day.

The entire process, from scanning the skull until the file generation for color printing was done using free software.

More details about the project can be found here.

The post is illustrated with several newspaper reports and TV interviews (with EN subtitles). In all these interviews appeared screenshots of Blender screen.

I hope you enjoy!

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Hey Cícero, that's a great work as always! And this time, with such a unique project :) Congratulations for all the positive repercussion you are creating for St. Anthony, for your work, and for Blender ;)

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