Laser scanning vs photo scanning

Laser scanning vs photo scanning

Creating 3D models of ancient objects used to be challenging. If you wanted to reconstruct an object in 3D your options involved laser scanning. Laser scanning takes many forms. LiDAR (light detection and ranging) uses pulses to measure how long it takes a laser to...
ICOMOS charter

ICOMOS charter

We take our role as digital heritage creators very seriously. The sites we investigate are places of cultural significance, protected and preserved for future generations. A guide we, and colleagues, follow in globally in this regard is the ICOMOS Charter for...
Why Rome?

Why Rome?

I could have labelled this blog post: what did the Romans ever do for us? But I think a more appropriate question is: why Rome? This exact question was directed at me this week when explaining Lithodomos VR to a friend. He asked: but why Rome? What was so special...
Raiders of the Lost Paint

Raiders of the Lost Paint

The ancient sites we see today are a shadow of their former self. Not only in terms of their size and scale, but also their appearance. An important component of any city or town that is often forgotten is colour. The visual presence of a building or monument...