Emphasising Inscriptions Using 123D Catch

One of the most interesting projects I have been working on over the past few months has been trying to emphasise inscriptions on artefacts using Photogrammetry. The theory is that if the model is accurate enough it should be possible for a program to determine the different bumps in a surface and exaggerate them in …

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Roman Villa Reconstructed In 3D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_CI5I3UfrE&feature=youtu.be Based on the plan of an actual Roman Villa, this is a fly through of the model. It's a way to explore this living area and get a more authentic feel of what it would have been like to actually live in the Roman times. The model was made using Google Sketchup, and the …

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Ham Hill Iron Age Skeletons Turn Digital

Three of the skeletons found at the site of Ham Hill, Somerset during the 2013 excavation are now available to view online at the following links: https://sketchfab.com/show/70d864c4736435710bc65b6f21d81c03 https://sketchfab.com/show/821565c7ce0b98e1b7764c73a9f07492 https://sketchfab.com/show/fa694aff0fb5949e2f396a5fb2da37b0 The skeletons were discovered during this year's excavation carried out by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and Cardiff University, at the site of an important Iron Age …

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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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The Winged Victory of Samothrace: Analysis of the Images

This is a continuation of my blog from yesterday, so I suggest you read that first. One of the things I've been working on the past month is creating a photogrammetric model of monuments using nothing but tourists' photographs. After many attempts my last test, using the Winged Victory of Samothrace as a model, seemed …

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Google Sketchup and Archaeology: Reconstructing the Parthenon

As part of my second year studying archaeology in Cardiff, I was required to write 5000 words on a topic of my choosing for a project called an Independent Study. Having only recently completed the first two models I ever made for a documentary on the medieval site of Cosmeston, South Wales, I decided it …

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Photogrammetric Pottery Reassembling (PPR) Preview

This is part of a little project I've been working on, and which I'm hoping to write an article about soon. What you see here is a pot which was originally in fragments, and that I've reassembled virtually, in order to avoid having to glue it together. I used 123D Catch to digitise the pieces …

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