The VRSciT project (2020-1-PT01-KA204-078597) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Virtual museums. Captured reality and 3D modeling

Study Field
Design, Culture and tourism, Cultural Heritage Preservation
Summary
This article presents the creation of virtual environments for the dissemination of cultural heritage and virtual experimentation, combining Captured Reality 3D recordings obtained by digital photogrammetry and computer 3D modeling.
Innovative VR tools and techniques
- Virtual spaces were developed combining 3D image acquisition techniques like digital photogrammetry (captured reality) and computer 3D modeling.
- The Mu3D digitization system, based on digital photogrammetry with Structure from Motion (SFM), was used for the 3D recording of the heritage objects, as well as a DJI Phantom 4 drone.
- The software used for this work were: VisualSFM, CMP-MVS, COLMAP and openMVS.
- Virtual reality has great potential at curatorial level – creating an exhibition based entirely on the idea of what the curator wants to show.
- Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras were used for photographic acquisition.
VR in education
- Virtual museums allow for the possibility of combining collections and resources of multiple institutions in a single exhibition.
- Virtual reality allows for dynamic reconfiguration of the exhibitions, allowing chronological, thematic, or by institution order.
- Levels of attention can be measured, averaged, and used to reorganize and optimize the journey through an exposition.
Reference
D. A. L. Carvajal, M.M. Morita, G.M. Bilmes (2020), Virtual museums. Captured reality and 3D modelling, Journal of Cultural Heritage, Vol. 45, pp 234-239.

The VRSciT Project

The VRSciT project (2020-1-PT01-KA204-078597) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.