Open Conference Systems, Kainua 2017

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Multimedia digital solutions from image and range based models for ancient landscapes communication
Elisabetta Donadio, Federico Barello, Riccardo Mazza

Last modified: 2017-03-21


The paper presents the results of an interdisciplinary work which aimed at the dissemination of some archeological remains producing multimedia contents from multisensor surveyed 3D data.
The effort of this application stayed in the use of 3D detailed models as a base for some video-installations with the aim to enhance the visitors’ emotions and the museum interactive experience.

In particular, this work has been applied to the arch of Augustus located in the archeological site of Susa and to two ancient Roman marble statues, found in the city of Susa in 1802 and now preserved in the Archeological Museum of Turin. The arch of Augustus has a remarkable state of conservation. Its decorated frieze tells about the peace between the Roman world and the Celts but unfortunately it is not well appreciable from the visitors at the ground level. A multisensor 3D survey, by means of laser scanning technique and photogrammetric method, allowed to process a detailed 3D textured model. This representation, in addition to support the documentation and knowledge phase, provided the base for the creation of a life-size model to be placed in the Museum of Susa on which a designed didactic video mapping is projected, explaining the frieze representations.

The two statues, known as “busti loricati di Susa” and representing two roman emperors, have been surveyed with a photogrammetric method with the aim to process two 3D models representing the statues before the nineteenth century restoration, according to archive sources. Such models provided the base for a holographic video installation for the museum that explains the different armor parts highlighting them in sequence.

This work demonstrates how nowadays modern metric survey technologies allow to collect and process very detailed 3D models able to satisfy a wide variety of application field, from specialized representation to didactic final uses, providing useful representation for the creation of multimedia contents for museums exhibitions.