Post 3: 3DM – Issues and Challenges with 3D Computer Modeling in the Cultural Heritage Sector

In continuing on from the last post for the AFF621: 3D computer modeling assignment,  and still with the theme of computer modelling in the cultural heritage sector, this post will look at some of the issues and challenges that have emerged over the last two decades. There are various debates in the use of photorealistic rendering for digital illustrations in archaeology and cultural heritage. One argument claims that photorealism provides … Continue reading

Post 1: 3DM – Introduction to Illustration and Reconstruction in Cultural Heritage

The following post is part of a series of posts for the AFF621: 3D computer modeling assignment for the Remaking the Physical module in the MA for Digital Humanities (NUIM). As discussed in the introductory post, students were asked to compile a series of blogs to discuss their project and also the issues involved in the production of three-dimensional computer (3D) models for cultural heritage projects. The use of 3D computer models for cultural … Continue reading

AFF621: Remaking the Physical – 3D Modeling Assignment: Introduction

As part of the AFF621: Remaking the Physical module in the MA for Digital Humanities (NUIM), students were assigned to do a three-dimensional computer (3D) modelling exercise for the purpose of evaluating their understandings of the methodologies and issues involved in the production of 3D computer models for cultural heritage projects, and to practice their skills by producing a 3D model, the topic was open. As part of this, students were requested to compile a … Continue reading

Post 9: 3DR – Case Studies – Conclusion

As part of the AFF621: Remaking the Physical module in the MA for Digital Humanities (NUIM), students were assigned to do 3D recording exercises for the purpose of evaluating their skills in digital recording and to assess their abilities to carry out effective workflows for 3D recording cultural heritage projects. Students were requested to focus on two case studies for the digital recordings. The first case study involved the capturing of a … Continue reading

Post 6 – 3DR – Outdoor Statue Case Study – Introduction and Capturing

  The second case study for the NUIM-AFF621: Remaking the Physical – 3D recording assignment involved the capture of a statue in the outdoors using a digital camera. Thereafter, it entailed the processing of the photographs using photogrammetry software and online tools to produce a 3D model. This post will discuss the background of the object and the capturing phase for this case study. Initially, I tried to capture a statue in a … Continue reading

Post 5: 3DR – Museum Case Study – Processing with 123D Catch (Autodesk)

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  The previous post examined the processing of photographs of a cultural artefact to make a 3D model using Agisoft Photoscan Professional as part of the museum case study in the NUIM-AFF621: Remaking the Physical – 3D recording assignment. This post will look at 123D Catch for making a 3D model from the same captured data. The captured images are of a bipartite bowl (2004E505:5) found in a cist grave in Liscooly, Co. … Continue reading

Post 4: 3DR – Museum Case Study – Processing with Agisoft PhotoScan Professional

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In the last post, I discussed the capturing phase for the first case study of the NUIM-AFF621: Remaking the Physical – 3D recording assignment. This post will examine the processing of the captured images with Agisoft Photoscan Professional. The captured images are of a bipartite bowl (2004E505:5) found in a cist grave in Liscooly, Co. Donegal. The images are courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland (Archaeology) who supported the project and provided … Continue reading

Post 3: 3DR – Museum Case Study – Capturing

  The first case study for the NUIM-AFF621: Remaking the Physical – 3D recording assignment was introduced in the previous post. The vessel chosen for the 3D recording is a bipartite bowl documented by the National Museum of Ireland as file no. 1A/48/04 and registered as 2004E505:5. It dates to the Early Bronze Age and was found in a cist grave in 2004 in Liscooly, Co. Donegal. I also recounted the visit to the museum and … Continue reading

Post 2: 3DR – Museum Case Study – Introduction

Early Bronze Age ceramic bowls for the 3D recording project. Image source: my camera/ Image is courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland who supported the project and provided access to the artefacts.

  In the first post of this series, I examined the benefits of 3D recording in the context of cultural heritage and briefly discussed photogrammetry as a feasible option to produce 3D models of cultural artefacts. This post will focus on an introduction to the first case study for the NUIM-AFF621: Remaking the Physical – 3D recording assignment. The module lecturer, Dr. Costas Papadopoulos, kindly organised for the MA students to attend the National Museum … Continue reading

Post 1: Introduction to 3D Recording and Photogrammetry

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  This post is the first in a series of blog posts related to the 3D recording assignment for the AFF621: Remaking the Physical module in the MA for Digital Humanities (NUIM). An outline of the assignment was presented  in the opening post. In approaching the project, I thought it would be beneficial to provide an introduction to 3D recording and photogrammetry in the context of cultural heritage. Thus, this post will provide a … Continue reading