All around the world we have
precious artefacts and in this ever changing world we
need to secure these artefacts for our children.
One way of securing this legacy is to copy the exact
items as best we can. It also opens the door to
recreate these items for display and possible
insurance back ups.
All kinds of ideas can
then enter the market, for example it is possible now
to make a duplicate Adams Fireplace with the addition
to be able to choose which type of stone to use in its
reconstruction. Using Virtual Reality it is
possible to build a catalogue of such wonderful works
of art. Here is but a few examples of what can
and is being achieved.
A Scottish Company who
specialise in 3D scanning and they are an extremely
competent and forward looking entity. A
breath of fresh air with an outlook to the future for
Scotlands potential in the digital medium.
King TutThis is an old model found on the web
with very little detail, we took it in and did a wee bit of
work on him. It is not to be regarded as a restoration
but a mere bauble to titillate those interested in real
conservationin 3D Museums should use this medium to
entice people to come to see the real thing. when
in fact we find the reverse, where Museums spend quite a
large part of their budget on placing such mediums in the
vrml on the Web to entice people to come and see the real
ROMAN BOWLThis is a highly optimised model froman ancient Roman Bowl it was kindly
donated by HYPERFOCAL The
original file holds the exactdata
giving the object its true shape with all its dimples and
blemishes the Real article holds.
In creating from the original data set, most of the data is
in excess to what is required for a visual on the web, but
can still give a true representation.
CELTIC ARTConverted into the 3D digital medium has
This type of conservation may open the doors to the
entrepreneur with a flair for the artistic ancients.
Thus keeping alive the skills and artefacts in the general
publics eye for the unusual and hauntingly beautiful work of
the monks who created the originals.
DAVID ON PLINTH
This scan was done for Umberto
Giordanni and had to be highly optimised for us to use on
the web. The features of this marvellous piece had to
be kept to the highest level and required many decisions
before this presentation good enough
to show. There are many works of art that need to be
brought to the attention of the world and what better than virtuality
GOLD WALL PANEL
This model was used to show the uses of
vrml in a
Virtual Construction Layout
being able to recreate historic settings using the arts of
the period. As a cross platform tool vrml has so much
potential that it cannot be ignored. This item was
infact used in a
Powerpoint Presentation in 3D
There are many applications that this medium fits