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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Roman Villa Reconstruction Preview

I have talked endlessly before on this blog about the use of Google Sketchup in the archaeological world, so pardon yet another example on the topic. I recently started recreating a typical Roman Villa using plans from a number of sites and any source of information I could find. The final plan is to not …

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Sketchup for Archaeology – Olynthus House

Having talked for the last few days about Sketchup and its uses in Archaeology, I thought I'd complete this line of enquiry by showing you another model I made during my second year and briefly presented before, a house from the Classical Greece site of Olynthus. Much like the houses of Zagora I covered before, …

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Sketchup and Archaeology – Iron Age Roundhouse

One of the projects I've been working on has been reconstructing a roundhouse we found at Caerau, Cardiff, using Sketchup to create the main frame, and V-Ray to render it as an image. This will then be used to fade over some footage of the archaeological site, to show a transition between what we can …

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Creating a 3D Model of the Town of Zagora with Sketchup

Sorry it took me so long to write a new post, I've been swamped with work the last few days. I am however back and will be resuming my daily posting. Today I want to show you a few models I created earlier on this year for one of my essays, regarding the town of …

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New Things I’ve Learnt for Google Sketchup

If you read my blog yesterday I posted an article about creating a virtual museum using 123D Catch and Google Sketchup Pro. Apart from the large scale project, this has also given me a chance to play around more with these programs, and especially with Sketchup. As a result I've learnt a few more skills …

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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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