Educational TV show MythBusters co-host, Adam Savage, tells a tale of how, without the aid of any software, he manually crafted a complete Dodo bird skeleton by looking at thousands of web sites and photos.
Oh Adam, if only you had considered Autodesk ReCap Photo.
Many of you may recall photogrammetry technology when it was on Autodesk Labs as Project Photofly. ReCap Photo allows anyone to use the cloud to create 3D models from photographs via Autodesk 360. Since no one complete Dodo bird skeleton existed in one place, Adam could have used pictures from separate locations to create separate 3D models. He could then 3D print the individual parts that he could have then assembled together.
MythBusters is filmed on the old Alameda Naval Air Station which is walking distance from where I live. I guess I should have reached out to him. What a Dodo I am for not doing so.
Photogrammetry could have been alive in his lab.