International Workshop on Recording, Modeling and Visualization of Cultural Heritage, May 22-27, 2005, Ascona, Switzerland
This paper looks at the opportunities and challenges created by new 3D technologies introduced recently in the context of virtual reconstruction of cultural heritage sites for preservation and entertainment. A number of projects carried out by the authors in the last four years support the conclusions made in this paper. The projects presented include a 6th century bronze sculpture, metopes/architectural elements of a Greek temple, and, a Byzantine Crypt. Results on CDROM, DVD, 3D theatres, holograms and, video animations have been prepared for these projects. The 3D modeling work that was accomplished in preparing these rich-media products is based mainly upon high-quality photo-realistic texture mapping onto high-resolution 3D models generated from range images. This procedure is enhanced with the integration of both photogrammetric and CAD modeling techniques.
International Workshop on Recording, Modeling and Visualization of Cultural Heritage [Proceedings].