Building a 3D virtual museum of Native American baskets

Volkan Isler, Bradford Wilson, Ruzena Bajcsy

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Abstract

In this paper we report our progress in building a system for the acquisition, analysis, and visualization of a collection of Native Californian baskets from the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Our project differs from existing cultural heritage applications in terms of its focus: to build tools and techniques for visualizing and studying a large number of related objects - in this case, baskets. We present our progress in the following system components: (i) laser-scanning of baskets, (ii) construction and processing of 3D models, and (iii) building virtual exhibits. We conclude the paper with our experiences and a summary of challenges we anticipate in building a completely automated system for processing and analyzing a large set of models - such as might be encountered when digitizing a large museum collection. Efficient retrieval and visualization of artifact collections are important to a number of communities, including anthropology researchers, Native American tribes, and the general public.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages954-961
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0769528252, 9780769528250
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006 - Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2006Jun 16 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - Third International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006

Other

Other3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChapel Hill, NC
Period6/14/066/16/06

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