Project Category: 3D

“Adventure Soil Life” – A virtual journey through an unknown world

Abstract Few people are aware that there are more organisms living within a cube metre of soil than man on earth. With the virtual reality (VR) experience “Adventure soil life”, the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz brings visitors closer to the biodiversity underneath their feet; this approach reflects the research focus of the museum: soil organisms. Shrunk to the size of a woodlouse, they explore the hidden world and get an almost realistic impression of the habitats and their inhabitants. The VR experience has been created as part of the Senckenberg activities within the pilot project “museum4punkt0 –...

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David Bowie Is App

Abstract The official augmented reality adaptation of the legendary exhibition, introduced and narrated by David Bowie’s close friend and Oscar winner, Gary Oldman. We can explore the full museum show in stunning detail, in the intimacy of our own environment, without glass barriers or crowds of visitors. This spectacular iteration of the iconic show includes over 50 high-res 3D costumes. Plus many never before seen items. 38 songs and more videos, live performances and original lyric sheets and design notes. And much more. Keywords AR_exhibition, Augmented_reality, VR, 3D images, 3D_scanning, digital museum show, cultural_heritage, music, David Bowie Heritage, David...

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Literary Myths in Mixed Reality

Abstract In this work, the authors identify a “content-based” shortcoming of modern Mixed Reality (MR) intangible and tangible digital heritage storytelling applications for digital humanities. It is an important problem as the very nature of these applications has often been identified with either misguided storytelling, or non-compelling, non-engaging narratives, except the initial captivating moments due to the immersive 3D visual simulation. The authors propose a new concept that forthcoming MR applications can draw from: “Literature-based MR Presence.” Based on modern literature excerpts associated with the real heritage sites, digital narratives can achieve new depths of Presence (phenomenon of behaving...

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True Augmented Reality Virtual Characters for Digital Cultural Heritage Applications

Abstract This case study presents the basic pipeline to create a 3D virtual character in order to be used to any Digital Cultural Heritage application. The main idea is to obtain a 3D model of a virtual character, which could be either a premade character mesh or by creating one through 3D scanning for instance, then change its appearance and customize it based on the content of the application, animate it (e.g. adding certain movements and animations to it) and finally deploying to the environment where the application is being developed (e.g. a 3D game engine). Once inside the...

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The 4D-CH Calw Project

Abstract The 4D -Cultural Heritage Project takes advance of Imagery from the wild (Internet) and existing repositories to reconstruct 3D Models of Monuments, Places and Landscapes. This method  however can not always reproduce a complete dataset of an object since the obliged views are depending on the prominent positions of the recording. We would like to present two different approaches to a work-flow which overcomes this issue through a semi – automated reconstruction  as well as the use of simulation with a grammar based modelling. CalwTrailer1 from 7reasons Medien GmbH on Vimeo. Keywords CH VR, VR, AR, Mobile Applications,...

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