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    Simulated-3D visualisation of artefacts using a portable electromechanical object rig

    Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010)

    London, UK, 5 - 7 July 2010


    R. Collmann and A. Borda


    A novel transportable 2-axis electromechanical photographic object rig (Simulated-3D Rig [S3DR] prototype Model 1) was designed and constructed in 2007-08 to allow the inexpensive, noninvasive, time-efficient and high-resolution digital recording and 3D visualisation of cultural artefacts in situ: both within institutional collections and in the field. Experience gained using Model 1 in team-based cross-disciplinary research project use together with project engagement with an Australian State government-funded eResearch body (Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative, VeRSI) has led to the design and construction of a more versatile S3DR Model 2 incorporating increased functionality, ease-of-use, automation and also stereoscopic photography. The S3DR project thus extended provides a useful example of how collaboration within an eResearch environment can successfully lead to improved visualisation tools and techniques for humanities-based researchers.


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