Scanning priceless artifacts in 3D at Museum of the Nation in Lima, Peru
The Goal: To use a lightweight, handheld 3D scanner and digitally capture in high detail a range of ancient artifacts and then export these for use in a 3D virtual palace.
Tools Used: Artec Eva, Artec Studio
Eva has been used to scan a total of 15 ceramic, stone and wooden artifacts at the Museum of the Nation in the Peruvian capital of Lima.
The models will be featured in the museum’s presentation on augmented reality and museography to be held through the Qhapaq Ñan (Great Inca Road) project during the Qhapaq Ñan week on November 3-8 and sponsored by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture. Most of them will be used for a 3D reconstruction of an Inca palace at Tambo Colorado, an adobe complex near Peru’s Pacific coast.
Check out the 3D models below (courtesy of Francisco Correa). You can rotate them and view them with and without texture.
An Inca vessel in the shape of a lama: http://viewshape.com/shapes/ocbqs84pao3
An Inca mace head: http://viewshape.com/shapes/yi02wbca6qh
A modern ceramic vessel in the shape of a bull: http://viewshape.com/shapes/xclub8ljjhp
A modern ceramic statuette of a church: http://viewshape.com/shapes/ejdqhqscjty
An Inca vase: http://viewshape.com/shapes/ayl8lbx6dzn
An Inca decorative niche: http://viewshape.com/shapes/t8hqafuiuxv
Artec would like to thank Ms. Yanoa Pomalima, an archaeologist working at the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, for her invaluable help on this project.