This is very cool!
Since nobody else seemed to be offering stock (as opposed to custom) 3D scans for sale, I decided to do it myself, starting with scans from my own collection, but with the capacity to offer scans from others.
3DScanHub.com is at the center of a cluster of sites: PeopleScans.com , 3DNatureScans.com , FossilScans.com , SculptureScans.com and AntiqueScans.com . For reasonable prices, anyone can now download highly-detailed surface maps, mostly in STL format, and use them in their own projects. As the site names imply, the scans featured are based on human beings, natural objects, fossils, sculpture by contemporary artists, and antiques. The STL files can be reproduced as physical objects by anyone with a 3D-capable CNC mill or router, or by using a 3D printer.
To kick things off, we're offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our scans, the Heartshell, as an STL and PDF, which anyone can view from many angles using the ubiquitous Adobe Acrobat reader. Just go to the site: 3DSCANHUB.COM and click the banner on top - it will ask for your name and email address, and send you a link with a code you can enter at checkout (use the Paypal, not credit card option).
The free offer script's still a little glitchy right now (We're working on it) so it sends you a login that doesn't work, and you have to register twice, but it does work, so if you stick with it, you get a pretty nice little heart-shaped virtual seashell for free. And, of course, an opportunity to purchase really nice digitized statues, skulls, cycads, shells and stirrups for a lot less than it would cost to have someone custom-scan them for you, even if you happened to have the original objects.