3D Modelling of archaeological sites and artefacts
Spring 2015 saw Vindomora Solutions turning its hand to new ideas on recording practices, namely in this particular case 3D modelling. Our 3D modelling system utilises photogrammetry, where multiple photographs of an item, building or landscape are overlaid and meshed, generating dimensionally accurate 3D models of the item in question. At the moment, we’re restricted to utilising photographs we can take from the ground (or device such as a cherry-
Photogrammetric 3D modelling is especially useful for Condition Surveys for walls and standing buildings, when a model can be produced for later comparison. It also can be used to produce working photographic elevations for historic building recording. When done correctly, it can also provide a detailed model of a structure meaning that if you need to re-
As we develop the systems, we’ll put examples of our models online for viewing. We have an account on Sketchfab, which allows free viewing and navigation around our uploaded models.
News and updates
This week we had the chance to test our new Insta360 camera (during a building recording project), designed for taking 360° video and photography. Remember all the effort it used to take to create a bubbleworld? It appears now all it takes is a 5 second shot on the camera and then a ‘save as’ command once the file is downloaded. Initially the camera produces a panorama which it then stitches together automatically into the bubbleworld
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