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 reality continuum for heritage at Haw Par Villa in Singapore

Study Field
Culture and tourism, Cultural Heritage Preservation
Summary
This project explores the use of Virtual Reality Continuum (VRC) technology for cultural heritage application. Haw Par Villa, a local heritage site in Singapore, was selected to demonstrate the whole process of VRC-enhanced digitization, from laser scanning to 3D mapping and 3D prototyping. In particular, an example from Sumo was presented to illustrate how to use VRC technology to aid heritage digitization.
Innovative VR tools and techniques
The use of Virtual Reality Continuum (VRC) technology.
Laser scanning technology is applied to capture the objects in the villa.
3D mapping is then conducted to reconstruct the 3D models of the objects from the captured point clouds going through the processes of multi-scan stitching and segmentation.
VR in education
The 3D models can be applied to create online virtual-reality heritage, or real-virtuality3D printings.
Reference
J. Beck, M. Rainoldi, and R. Egger, (2019), "Virtual reality in tourism: a state-of-the-art review", Tourism Review, Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 586-612.

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.