Tag: 3D

Games Development Tools for DCH

As part of an ongoing digital heritage project, two students on the Games Design BA (Hons) at The Hull School of Art & Design in the UK are currently using the Unreal4 development kit to recreating 1960’s Whitefriargate (Kingston Upon Hull) and the surrounding area in digital 3D. They will be showcasing this project as part of their end of year show and at other external venues around Hull (UK City of Culture 2017). The project aims at engaging digital media students in deeper research through social and industrial heritage interpretation, whilst extending their understanding of what their increasing skill sets can offer in terms of fulfilling roles in industry. Continue reading


3D GIS and Augmented Reality Worskhop

In collaboration with SLU, Uppsala University and Lund University, Darteq organises an international workshop on 3D GIS and Augmented Reality, being held in Viggiano (Potenza), South Italy, on 28-30 July 2015 (English language) and 1-3 August 2015 (Italian language). With this workshop, participants will be introduced to the basics of 3D GIS and Augmented Reality (AR). They will work in the historical centre of Viggiano, a small village of the Basilicata Region with an old and fascinating history. Continue reading


The Atlantic Slave Trade in 3D

CyArk has partnered with Trimble, leading provider of advanced location-based solutions for digitally preserving eleven sites on the west coast of Africa and in the Americas and building an overall platform for broad public dissemination and education. Utilising the latest 3D laser scanning and other reality capture technologies, CyArk will scan, document and model sites associated with the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Result will be an interactive, immersive experience. Continue reading


Hi-tech preservation of the African Heritage

Africa’s architectural heritage is being recorded in striking 3D images by the Zamani project, which attempts to capture the spatial domain of African culture. The project – arose from years of heritage documentation activities conducted by its Principal Investigator, Heinz Rüther – is based on state-of-the art data acquisition and presentation technologies, which are used to generate Geographic Information Systems, 3D computer models and other spatial data. It was initiated in 2004 in the Geomatics Division of the University of Cape Town and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 2004 until 2012. Currently it is funded through the independent “Zamani African Cultural Heritage Sites Trust”. Continue reading


Welcome to the next JPEG, MPEG and VCEG Meeting!

The next JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group), MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) and VCEG (Video Coding Experts Group) meeting, hosted by the Poznań University of Technology, will take place in Warsaw on 22-26 June 2015, at the Marriott Hotel Warsaw. The groups are in charge of the development of international standards for still image coding, video coding and compression, decompression, processing and coded representation of moving pictures plus audio. Continue reading


Seminar at Hashemite University on Amman’s Nymphaeum

A seminar presenting the Amman Nymphaeum Project took place at the Hashemite University of Zarqa, in Jordan, on Thursday 26th of February 2015. Aim was to highlight goals and objectives of the project for the conservation and restoration of the Nymphaeum of Amman’s downtown as well as the use of digital tools in the restoration process. The project leaders spoke in front of a student-crowded hall. Continue reading


Jackson Pollock’s Alchemy in 3D

The Visual Computing Laboratory of ISTI-CNR, in collaboration with the Opificio delle Pietre Dure and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, has carried out the three-dimensional diagnostic analysis of the painting “Alchemy” by Jackson Pollock, thanks to cutting edge 3D scanning technologies and 3D computer graphics, which made possible to measure and visualise the art of Jackson Pollock with incredible detail. High-resolution geometry and colour information have been integrated in a single model, visible in the interactive kiosk realised by ISTI-CNR. Continue reading


KEYS TO ROME international exhibition

On the 23 September 2014, after 2000 years from Augustus death, 13 countries met in Rome, Amsterdam, Alexandria and Sarajevo, for the opening of an extraordinary exhibition, Keys to Rome: an original interactive journey to discover the city of Augustus and the Roman Empire, seen and experienced from its four corners, four fascinating venues, four cities on Roman culture. Continue reading


Augmented reality tattoo artworks at Wyndham Art Gallery

At Deakin University will be present the work of artist Alison Bennett in the exhibition Shifting Skin, opening in Werribee. Continue reading


‘Relative Realities’ creates an interactive gallery experience in collaboration with Samsung

Collaboration between the Yuchengco Museum in the Philippines and Samsung has led to the launching of a new exhibition that explores the work of six Filipino artists through multimedia and new technology. ‘Relative Realities’, available for viewing until the 8th of September, encourages a more interactive gallery visit. Continue reading