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Promo: Pi-Ramesses

Here is a small preview of our animation currently to be seen at the exhibtion “Ramses – Göttlicher Herrscher am Nil” in Karlsruhe, Germany. With this, we wish you all a merry christmas and a good start into 2017!

Ramesses exhibition nearly open!

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

Published: The Oxos Temple

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

Structure from Motion (SfM)

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!

Fun project: Speed Modelling

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!

First preview of Piramesse!

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.

Upcoming exhibition: “Ramses. Göttlicher Herrscher am Nil”

We are currently working on two animations for the upcoming exhibition “Ramses. Göttlicher Herrscher am Nil” (“Ramesses. Divine ruler on the Nile”) in the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe, Germany. The exhibtion will open on the 17th of December 2016 and last until the 18th of June of 2017. In the upcoming months, we want to keep you up-to-date on the progress of creating these two animations and are perhaps able to share some previews. The first animations will present a extensive reconstruction of the center of the capital of Ramesses, called Pi-Ramesses. The second animation will show details of the stables that were excavated there.

Published: Vom Haus zur Stadt

A new publication was sent to us, as they used one of our pictures. It is a compendium of the emergence of cities from the first houses up until now.

Lötscher, Lienhard/Kühmichel, Kai (Eds.) 2016: Vom Haus zur Stadt. Stadtentwicklung sehen – erkennen – verstehen. Stadtzukünfte 9. Berlin.

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