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Google’s online collection of museum exhibits expands with 3D models of artifacts scanned with Artec Eva.
A visual feast for art connoisseurs, Google’s online gallery includes over 90,000 digitized pieces of artwork from 500+ museums worldwide, and some of the items can be viewed in 3D thanks to Artec Eva. The scanner was integrated into a custom-made setup to create textured 3D models of artifacts, such as vessels, statuettes and pottery, in high resolution.
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Oddities and rare pieces of artwork can now be turned around and inspected from all angles.
“These objects are available – to the public – to be rotated and zoomed in on, allowing users to get up close and personal with them in ways never before possible, online or off,” says an article on slashgear.com. “Oddities and rare pieces of artwork can now be turned around and inspected from all angles, all thanks to 3D scanning technology Google is now making available to museums around the world for free.”
Courtesy of Google.
SlashGear have also made a great video showing Eva at work during a 3D scanning session at Museo d’Arte Orientale in Turin, Italy. You can check out the results in this gallery. Enjoy!
An archaeologist needed a way to digitally preserve ancient Peruvian artifacts and petroglyphs in damp, humid conditions, far more reliably and quickly than traditional photogrammetry.
Back in the 1500s, the citizens and members of Mantua’s Jewish community couldn’t even imagine that their descendants would one day not merely be able to see their community’s signature artifact all in one piece, even after 500 years, but also be able to explore it up close in 360 degrees without even leaving their homes.
A 19th-century brass shelf bracket was scanned with Artec Space Spider for preservation, recreation, and fundraising.