Sunday, November 27, 2011

3-D Laser Scanning

So I was actually about to goole search a 3-D movie that I was recently told I had to see, when I opened my internet homepage to this 3-D related video from TEDTalks. Essentially, it is about 3-D laser scanning system used to "digitally preserve world heritage sites". The project is called CyArk (standing for Cyber Archive) and uses a laser that records X, Y, and Z coordinates to document data on historical sites and recreate them virtually incase that they are ever destroyed. So far the archive includes projects such as Rosslyn Chapel, Pompeii, Mount Rushmore, Chichen Itza, and Rapa Nui. The information is then distributed to the public through videos and virtual tours in order to tell the story of the different sites. Pretty cool 3-D idea! Check it out! No computer animation is actually involved.

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