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Teaching the Ancient Wonders with 3D Modeling Tools

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In this TED presentation Ben Kacyra presents the CyArk methods for generating  fast and accurate 3D points of clouds, which render surfaces at accuracy to within millimeters. “Combined with high-definition photography and traditional surveying techniques these data make it possible to create highly detailed media – photo textured animations, 3D fly-throughs – that digitally preserve our knowledge of heritage sites against natural disaster, war, and neglect, and make them accessible to the world. Among the sites already scanned are ancient sites in Mexico, the leaning tower of Pisa, and Mount Rushmore.”

 

Mr. Kacyra’s foundation has made these rendering and associated lesson plans freely available to educational institutions at http://archive.cyark.org/.

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This entry was posted on November 14, 2011 by in Instructional Technology, Tools.

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