Tag: 3D

American Students Help Preserve Italian Heritage

It is difficult for a student to appreciate the value of historical architecture and the importance of preserving it. Studying in Italy, this American students changed their perspective contributing to the conservation of the sanctuary. The course was held at La Verna, a Catholic sanctuary founded by Saint Francis. Continue reading


3DHOP by CNR’s Visual Computing Lab

The interactive visualization of 3D content on the Web has gained momentum in recent years, thanks to the release of ad-hoc technology as part of HTML5. However, so far, few products fully exploit this opportunity for the easy and quick embedding of high-resolution 3D models in a Web page. 3DHOP (3D Heritage Online Presenter) is an advanced solution for easy publishing of 3D content on the Web. Continue reading


A joint creative workshop about digital photography

Guided by prof. Fred Truyen in his double role of Europeana Photography coordinator and Europeana Space pilot leader, the participants met in the Museum room of the Faculty of Arts at KU Leuven. This joint workshop is just a first step in a close cooperation between the two projects, Europeana Photography and Europeana Space, and a concrete action for searching new business opportunities involving digital cultural heritage. Continue reading


FP7 project ITN-DCH Calls for PhD and Post-Doc fellowships

The ITN-DCH project is seeking highly motivated and valuable researchers for PhD and Post-Doc positions in the field of Digital Heritage, dealing with Data Acquisition (Photogrammetry, Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Computer Vision), data processing, 3D reconstruction and modeling, semantic and ontology representation, metadata, mixed and augmented reality technologies, CH e-services. Continue reading


CNR digitizes Ottavio Simoneschi’s coins

The Visual Computing Lab of Pisa’s CNR (National Research Centre) presents the use of this new multimedia data, RTI images, in the process of digitalization and virtual presentation of the coin collection of the Palazzo Blu Museum (Pisa, Italy). The main goal of the project was to provide an improved access of ordinary people (visitors of the museum or web surfers) to the exposed numismatic materials. Continue reading


DigiPlaySpace in Toronto for children

The TIFF digiPlaySpace in Toronto, now in its 3rd year, is currently on show at the TIFF Bell Lightbox space. The game-space is designed in order for children to engage with new digital games during the yearly March break from school. The games are provided by multiple artists working in the field of digital art. Continue reading


Novel 3D-HYEPRSPECTRAL METHODOLOGY TO ESTIMATE DETERIORATION IN PAINTINGS

The objectives of the workshop are to disseminate the results of the FP7-ENV-2010-1-265151 SYDDARTA – SYstem for Digitisation and Diagnosis in ART Applications, which main target has been to develop a pre-industrial prototype for diagnosing the deterioration on movable assets … Continue reading


“The Digital Sign” by Riccardo Muroni

Today we talk with Riccardo Muroni, Italian digital artist and art scholar. He tells us about his work and the monograph he is writing, “The Digital Sign”, which is the result of his research. Continue reading


Announcing a research opportunity: new EU project ITN-DCH

The project aims to train 20 fellows (16 Early Stage Researchers and 4 Experienced Researchers – 500 person months) in the area of CH digital documentation, preservation and protection in order to create for them a strong academic profile and market oriented skills which will significantly contribute to their career prospects. Continue reading


Mesh joinery. An innovative fabrication method

In the manufacturing process, a wide variety of basic technologies are employed to create real-world tangible reproductions from 3D digital models. Paolo Cignoni, Nico Pietroni, Roberto Scopigno and Luigi Malomo developed the Mesh Joinery, a novel strategy to fabricate illustrative shape approximations based on ribbon-shaped planar slices and characterized by a greater flexibility. With Mesh Joinery, the four experts extended the classical slit mechanism that was used for planar joineries by providing additional structural degrees of freedom. To this day, no existing fabrication paradigms are able to represent such complex objects as those realised with their method. Continue reading