Digital Mont'e Prama: 3D Cultural Heritage presentations in museums and anywhere

Marcos Balsa Rodríguez, Marco Agus, Fabio Bettio, Fabio Marton, Enrico Gobbetti

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Abstract

We present an interactive visualization system developed for the valorization of an extraordinary collection of protostoric Mediterranean sculptures, which depict models of buildings (cone-shaped stone towers), as well as larger-than-life human figures. The architecture is based on scalable components for efficient distribution and adaptive rendering of extremely detailed surface meshes, as well as a simple and effective interactive camera controller tailored for touch interaction. The user interface has been designed for targeting both small screens and large display systems, and in a way that casual users can easily and naturally explore the models with fast learning curves. Furthermore, a thumbnail-based point-of-interest selector enable users to explore 3D views with information presented as 2D overlays decorating the 3D scene. The system components have been integrated in different interactive applications, ranging from large-screen museal setups and low end mobile devices both with very high visual quality. The capabilities of the museal systems have been demonstrated in a variety of temporal and permanent exhibitions, where they have been extensively used by tens of thousands of visitors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Digital Heritage International Congress, Digital Heritage 2015
EditorsJuan Carlos Torres, Gabriele Guidi, Juan Barcelo, Luciana Duranti, Holger Graf, Pere Brunet, Susan Hazan, Roberto Scopigno, Fabio Remondino
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages557-564
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509000487
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event2nd Digital Heritage International Congress: Analysis and Interpretation - Theory, Methodologies, Preservation and Standards - Digital Heritage Projects and Applications, Digital Heritage 2015 - Granada, Spain
Duration: Sep 28 2015Oct 2 2015

Publication series

Name2015 Digital Heritage International Congress, Digital Heritage 2015

Other

Other2nd Digital Heritage International Congress: Analysis and Interpretation - Theory, Methodologies, Preservation and Standards - Digital Heritage Projects and Applications, Digital Heritage 2015
CountrySpain
CityGranada
Period09/28/1510/2/15

Keywords

  • 3D interaction
  • massive model visualization
  • mobile graphics
  • virtual exhibition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Studies

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