Future of museums 2014

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At the very end of last year Cosmo Wenman released his “Winged Victory of Samothrace” 3D mesh model onto THINGIVERSE a database of free downloadable 3D models moderated by MAKERBOT 3D printers. These models were ostensibly released to allow the reproduction of his photogrammetrically extracted models on a reduced scale with any 3D printer. However almost as an unexpected side effect of this action it can be regarded as one of the important watersheds in the democratization of 3D data for use by the metaverse. This statue and the “Aphrodite of Milos” from the Louvre museum are seen as the most important art exhibits ever to have been produced by the Classical Greek civilization. MellaniuM has taken these 20 million polygon models and decimated them to a mesh size that could be imported into a virtual museum generated in AVAYALIVE ENGAGE. These two models, now rendered with ~850,000 polygons still possess clear details of the folds in the draped fabric and the exquisite sculpturing of the feathers.

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Future of museums 2014

  1. 1. UNREAL 2 RUNTIME DEMO (2005) MARK MELANEY THESIS( ARCHITECTURE)
  2. 2. UNREAL 2 RUNTIME DEMO (2005) MARK MELANEY THESIS( ARCHITECTURE)
  3. 3. http://wa692.avayalive.com

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