National Research Council of Canada. NRC Institute for Information Technology
Videometrics VII, January 21 - 22, 2002, Santa Clara, CA, USA
range data; 3d modeling; photo-realistic; texture mapping; virtualization; photogrammetry; modélisation 3D; photoréaliste; mappage de texture; virtualisation; photogrammétrie
This paper presents the work that was accomplished in preparing a multimedia CDROM about the history of a Byzantine Crypt. An effective approach based upon high-resolution photo-realistic texture mapping onto 3D models generated from range images is used to present the spatial information about the Crypt. Usually, this information is presented on 2D images that are flat and don't show the three-dimensionality of an environment. In recent years, high-resolution recording of heritage sites has stimulated a lot of research in fields like photogrammetry, computer vision, and computer graphics. The methodology we present should appeal to people interested in 3D for heritage. It is applied to the virtualization of a Byzantine Crypt where geometrically correct texture mapping is essential to render the environment realistically, to produce virtual visits and to apply virtual restoration techniques. A CDROM and a video animation have been created to show the results.
Proceedings of SPIE5013 (21 January 2003): 148–159.