Facial approximation/skull reconstruction, refers to the process where soft-tissue/landmark facial features are constructed onto a skull to approximate the facial appearance of an unidentified deceased person as they may have appeared when alive.

When supplemented with information provided by the latest DNA technology, facial approximation becomes an even more powerful identification tool.

Our forensic facial imaging experts blend traditional illustration techniques with the latest available photo-editing and 3-D sculpting software. Using information supplied by medical experts and scientists; we are able to approximate a person’s appearance in both two-dimensional and three dimensional formats.

SketchCop® Solutions’ facial imaging experts create facial approximation/skull reconstruction images in 2D and 3D formats

Those who prefer the traditional three-dimensional format may forward us a CT scan file using a file sharing service or send us the skull to us via express mail. Once received, a 3D model of the skull will be created and imported into 3D Systems’ Geomagic Freeform Plus and/or Pixelogic’s Zbrush sculpting software where the final image will be rendered. (Note: Sculpting in virtual clay provides clients with a more robust, life-like image.)

Both techniques are effective in helping solve cold-case murders and suspicious or unattended deaths. Please consult our experts on which technique will best-serve your case.

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