The Shroud of Turin is the most analyzed artifact in the world, yet its many mysteries continues to baffle scientists.
In 1981, a STURP team (Shroud of Turin Research Project) of over 30 distinguished scientists, after given unprecedented access to the Shroud for 120 hours in 1978, issued their report.
Apparently, the image records the cloth/body distance. This new image revealed the body of a correctly proportioned human figure in low relief.
WND: What is the difference between 2D and 3D information?
Downing: Remarkably, the image on the Shroud somehow falls between a flat picture (2D) and a statue (3D).
A cloth, like the Shroud, is a 2D object because it’s flat.Millions of Christians around the globe also believe there exists physical proof of Christ’s resurrection – his burial shroud – commonly referred to as the Shroud of Turin.Today, the Shroud is preserved in an underground vault in the Cathedral of St.The Shroud of Turin (vertical position) how it looks to the naked eye.Marks running the length of the Shroud on both sides of the image are from a fire in 1532 that almost destroyed the Shroud.In fact, marks chronicling every torturous act committed against Jesus Christ as recorded by the four New Testament Gospel accounts are seen on the Shroud’s male image.Even forehead blood stains compatible with the crown of thorns are clearly visible.Ray Downing: As a 3D computer graphics artist, I had known about the 3D information encoded in the Shroud, and it seemed like a natural fit for me.Just prior to this undertaking I had gained some notoriety by creating the first photographs of Lincoln since his assassination and some video as well.” Ray Downing was interviewed by Myra Adams who has written extensively about the Shroud of Turin and believes in its authenticity.WND: What motivated you to undertake a portrait of Jesus based on the Shroud of Turin’s 3D information?