Part 3 – Sources and Paradata

What is the first step in 3D reconstruction? Sources! How do we make sure the sources are precise and how can we assure people understand the accuracy of the final results? A look on metadata and paradata.

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A Theoretical Approach to Photorealistic 3D Video: the Future of Film and Gaming?

Generally I am not a big fan of theoretical issues, especially when it comes to something as practical and visual as 3D modelling. This however is something I cannot really experiment with practically (or within an acceptable time frame), so for now it has to remain in the grounds of theory. It is also not …

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Virtual Museums: Combining 3D Modelling, Photogrammetry and Gaming Software

I wrote the post below yesterday night, but since it was written I've managed to create at least a part of what is described in the text, which is shown in the video above. Hence keep in mind that the rest of the post may be slightly different from what is in the video. One …

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Basics of Coding for Archaeology: Scripts and Text

Before reading this post, please look at my previous post. Seriously, it will mean nothing to you otherwise. Yesterday I went through the basic layout of Game Maker, and explained the difference between rooms, sprites and objects, as well as basic commands using events and actions. Today we will expand this last concept and look …

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Basics of Coding for Archaeological Programs: Game Maker Overview

I am not a coder. I am especially not a gaming coder. I am however an archaeologist interested in all aspects of digital archaeology, from 3D modelling to Cad surveys, and I enjoy bending the original use of programs to fit my own needs. The best example I’ve ever seen of this is when some …

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