Proceedings of the Italy-Canada 2001 Workshop on 3D Digital Imaging and Modeling Applications, April 3-4, 2001., Padova, Italy
3D modeling; heritage; range camera; accuracy measurement; patrimoine; caméra télémétrique; mesure de l'exactitude
This paper presents the work leading to the launch of a laboratory for digital 3D imaging dedicated to the establishment of a permanent digital heritage preservation centre in Florence. By applying the latest non-contact 3D technologies and methodologies, this center intends to create a bridge between expectations of art historians and curators, and, the people promoting these new 3D technologies. The results of a pilot project aimed at the creation of lasting digital 3D models for archival purpose of statues present in the <me>Museo dell Opera del Duomo</em> in Florence will be described. A summary of experimental results acquired in the fall of 2000 on the <em>Maddalena</em> (Donatello) and on a Formella of Andrea Pisano are presented.