3D & Virtual Reality
Bringing Cultural Heritage 3D Content to the Web Using the X3DOM Framework is a Case Study and Tutorial which focuses on the development and use of the X3DOM framework. It provides a tutorial on how X3DOM can be used as a carrier for bringing 3D content of cultural heritage to end-users on the Web. The tutorial is related with the development of a dynamic Website that integrates HTML, X3DOM and PHP technologies in order to deliver 3D content to the end-user without the need of installing any plug-ins in a Web-browser.
D5.1 Functional specification of requirements for preparing 3D/VR for Europeana - this project deliverable describes how to publish 3D/VR content in the PDF format for uploading to Europeana.
D5.4 3D Training Materials - this training manual provides a guide on how to create effective 3D PDF files through conversion from other commonly used formats in cultural heritage applications.
3D PDFs for viewing
These PDF files have been prepared by a small group of CARARE partners who are in the process of preparing their highly complex and data intensive 3D reconstruction files into more user friendly formats that can be viewed by anyone with a standard PC and software. 3D PDF is the format currently being used by CARARE as this best meets the requirements at this time.
You will need Adobe Acrobat 7 or later to enable 3D viewing. Some of these files are also very large and may run slowly on less powerful PCs.
The curated objects are (English) text documents with embedded 3D images that can be individually manipulated.
Castle of Bouvignes, Belgium - landscape [6.4 MB].
Ename Abbey, Belgium [9.7 MB]
Macellum at Pompeii, Italy [8.3 MB]
St. John Abbey, Biograd, Croatia [10.3 MB]
Objects from St John Abbey
Capitel 1 - feature from the top of a column
Capitel 2 - feature from the top of a column
3D Monuments from the National Heritage Board of Poland
The text provided is in Polish some English extracts have been provided here.
Apartment Building Bogatynia
3D image of an 18th centry apartment building at ul. Strumykowa 1, Bogatynia, Poland.
Church at Lipnica Murowana
The Church was built in the late fifteenth century on the site of an older church. In the second half of the seventeenth century and in 1710, repairs were carried out. In July 1997, water flooded the church. The water destroyed the portal and interior to height of about 80 cm. The church is built of thick larch framework placed on a stone foundation. The church is covered with shingles and has a relatively complicated roof designs, which gives the Gothic building its soaring shape. On the ridge rises a Baroque turret of 1689 which replaced an earlier Gothic one.
Dobra Nowogardzka Castle
The beginning of construction of the castle began in the 1280's and went through many changes and transistions over the next centuries. In 1339 the castle was acquired by Ulrich von Devitz. At the end of the fourteenth century, the castle was expanded to become the strongest and the largest knight fortress of West Pomerania. In about 1538, the castle was rebuilt by order of Jost Devitza in an early Reneissance style. The external walls and the defence wall of the castle were built of stone with an average diameter about 60 cm. The corners are made of acurately shaped bigger blocks. The corner tower was built of stone to the height 6 m, the upper part was made of bricks. The northern wing was built of brick with stones in the facade. The thickness of the walls ranges from 1.4 m in the front and up to 2m on the eastern and western wall. At present the vaults and floors are not preserved. Originally the northern wing had a starry vault on a ground floor, while the upper floors had beamed ceilings.
Photograph of large end wall
Floor plan and 3D aspects of the castle
Other miscellaneous objects
The head of Tutmoses III, Allard-Pierson Museum, Amsterdam
Restoration statue, Ath, Belgium
Interior portada, Seu Vella, Lleida, Spain
West portada, Seu Vella, Lleida, Spain
Sanctuary of the public Lares, Pompeii (English text included)
Bowl from Caen, Spain