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Published on August 26th, 2016 | by Geetika Bhasin

Historical Artifacts Being 3D Scanned and Stored for Future

Historical artifacts can be preserved by means of 3D scanning. A soft copy can be stored for future access. Hollywood filmmakers can immensely benefit from these refurbishing 3D techniques and soft copies.

The Arc/k project is an organization that makes records of cultural and ancient sites so that they can be digitally saved and restored, especially by the filmmaking fraternity. Bu using 3D scanning techniques, they are producing 3D models of ancient monuments and sites.

The 3D copies can be a huge savior if these ancient sites suffer damage from environment or terrorism. Monuments like the Palmyra’s Theater and Temple of Baalshamin have been restored, with the help of 3D artists and technicians, these suffered major damage by ISIS last year. Þingvellir is a site in Iceland; it is the first parliament in Europe. It’s is highly susceptible to earthquakes and erosion, so the 3D technicians are toiling hard to preserve the 3D scanning images of the site.

Brain Pope the founder of this organization said that the aim of the organization is to save the cultural and historical treasures for the future generations to witness and explore.

Hollywood makers can immensely benefit from these scanning techniques. While the accurate 3D images look spectacular on screen they increase the hard work of the animation and graphic specialists of the film. Actors though do not need to go to the exact locals and shoot the scenes. They can shoot in the vicinity of their studios and the 3D images can be added later.

Pope mentioned that they are creating a 3D model of a 19th-century steam locomotive for a heritage organization in Canada. Besides being the founder of the Arc/k Project, he’s also the founder of Cognition, a facility for visual effects and post production which aids film-making bodies.

The Arc/k Project team hopes to reduce the costs by using crowd-sourcing from universities, other non-profit organizations as well as the people who are interested in these historical 3D images.



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