Monday, March 26, 2012

Virtual Restoration of Ancient Sculpture in LiDAR News

Direct Dimensions President Michael Raphael has been a long-time, regular contributor to LiDAR News.

His most recent contribution details an amazing project we worked on where our team helped reconstruct a rare ancient sculpture of the Roman Emperor Caligula. From LiDAR News:

This article explains how we used “other” 3D equipment from one of the more common OEMs in the general laser scanning business - FARO Technologies, to capture the intricate geometry of an ancient Roman marble sculpture. Sure, you’ve read about us and others 3D scanning art and sculpture - modern and historic. But not many 3D projects involve teams of international experts to collaboratively create, review, and ‘virtually repair’ ancient art with this level of technical and academic precision.

Is your interest piqued? You can read the rest of the article on the LiDAR News site. You can also read more about the project on Direct Dimensions' website: Reconstructing Caligula.