After over two years of silence, we revive this blog! It has been a long time since we wrote something in the blog and occasionally updated our portfolio. This is due to several reasons, mainly a lot has changed for us and we needed to structure our work with Artefacts differently. In the background, we still worked on and with Artefacts though and still continue to do so.
The German newspaper “Märkische Oderzeitung” published a title story about our reconstruction of the Ancient site of Pi-Ramesse, currently visible in the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe.
You can download a PDF of the article here.
The work on the exhibition of Ramesses II. in Karlsruhe Germany is nearly finished. Our animation with the reconstruction of the city center is already in place and works smoothly. The exhibition opens this Saturday, the 17th of December 2016, at the Schloß Karlsruhe. For further information visit the official homepage of the Landesmuseum Karlsruhe.
Soon, we will also release a teaser trailer for the exhibtion, so stay tuned.
Photo: © Henning Franzmeier
One of our reconstructions got published in an article by Gunvor Lindström about the Oxos Temple in Tadzhikistan. The project page of that project is still not on our main site, but I am sure it will follow soon. In the meantime, you can give the article a read, it is in deed interesting.
The Article on Academia.edu
As another side project, I tried the “Structure from Motion”-method and recorded it. The results can be seen above. I had no color chart lying around, so there is no color correction. The result is not perfect, but pretty good. It is amazing what the software is able to do these days. The process of calculating the 3D model from the photos took about 4 hours (you won’t see that in the video). The process of rendering the final image in the 3D software was much quicker. Hope you enjoy!
As a side project, I started to do a little speed modelling. For that, I googled an image of some ruins that I liked and tried to rebuild that image in 3D as good as I can in as little time as it needed. The result is a 4:20 video, of a process that took me about an hour. The result is of course not perfect, but as this is my first try, it is good enough. If there is time, there will be more of these speed modelling videos. Hope you enjoy!
The newspaper “Berliner Morgenpost” has published an article about us (in German) in yesterday’s issue. It is under the segment “career” and talks about our work, ambition and goals. If you are interested, you can find the article right here.
Here is a first preview image of the visualisation of Piramesses, the capital city of Ramesses II. We are visualising a whole island full of houses, vegetation and at a later point also people. This is a very first draft and will change eventually, but you can have a first look. It only shows a small part of the island, as we are still in the progress of reconstructing it.