Project Category: Scanning

3-Dimensional Computed Tomography Scanning of Musical Instruments

Abstract The Germanische Nationalmuseum (GNM), Nuremberg, together with the Entwicklungszentrum Röntgentechnik (EZRT) of the Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen, Erlangen, developed recommendations for the three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) of musical instruments in a research project called MUSICES (MUSical Instrument-Computed tomography Examination-Standard). The project, which ran from 2014-2017, was funded by the German research funding association DFG. The project is presented here as a case study, as it makes an important contribution to expanding the documentation of museum objects, which, like musical instruments, are characterized by a great variety of forms, materials, sizes and composition, by adding an additional perspective...

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Understanding digitization of cultural heritage objects

Abstract Digitization of cultural heritage objects has a lot of challenges that comes with it, in some aspects such as the dimension to digitize, the meta-data and other parameters. We are investigating different methods here in order to get an overview of some proposed architectures, among them the COSCH system. Keywords Digitalization, acquisition techniques, documentation, ontologies What is important when digitizing or documenting an object? An optimal digitization or documentation would take all required parameters into account, such as: Spatial shape Visual appearance (real color, texture) Surface structure Physico-chemical composition There is a lot of parameters, so what does...

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Abstract A novel approach was used across several Research projects, to document the UNESCO World Heritage site of Asinou Church in Cyprus1 using various modern techniques, such as UAV, photogrammetry and 3D printing. Digital 3D Models created from UAV photographs, were used for a variety of purposes related to tourism, education and HBIM. The approach provides architects, archaeologists, civil engineers and cultural heritage experts an accurate, simple and cost-effective method of documenting cultural heritage sites. Furthermore, the applications subsequently derived signpost the way to multiple uses of 3D models and the importance of a holistic approach to documentation in...

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Immersive VR/AR Museum Guide

Abstract The Miocene site of Stetten near Vienna inherits the largest palaeontological oyster reef known today. Over 650 different species had been found and the excellent conservation of their remains allows a precise reconstruction of the environment and its inhabitants. In addition to a 3D reconstruction, carried out in 2014, a mobile museum guide was produced in 2017, showcasing the sites history with animated 360° scenes in an immersive stereo vision. Keywords Immersive reality, photogrammetry, laser scan, virtual reality, museums, sites, vr -headsets, questionnaire, user experience, real -time applications About 17 million years ago the Korneuburg basin near Vienna,...

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Questionnaire on a VR user experience

Abstract This case study of excellence focuses the experience of approx. 460 probands who tested an immersive reality application showcasing the famous church of St. Charles in Vienna, and gives an overview of the production process as well as an excerpt of the content of the questionnaire and its concluding outcome. KK Promo from Michael Klein on Vimeo. Keywords Immersive reality, photogrammetry, laser scan, virtual reality, museums, sites, vr -headsets, questionnaire, user experience, real -time applications. Widely considered the most outstanding baroque church in Vienna, as well as one of the city’s greatest buildings is the Karlskirche located at...

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