donderdag 10 januari 2013

Chinese cave temple comes ALIVE.

The BBC reports on how 3D recreation projection can be even better than the real thing. "When you show this to an academic they go into a swoon, because as a tool for actually looking at the painting, it's extraordinarily powerful," says Mr Jeffrey Shaw with the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong, responsible for the ALIVE project in Washington DC.

A striking and engaging 360-degree projection uses projectiondesign F10 AS3D stereoscopic projectors to incorporate virtual reality to transport viewers to the Buddhist caves of Dunhuang, China, known as the Mogao Grottoes or the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas. The immersive multimedia installation replicates a Chinese cave temple built over 1,300 years ago and was opened to visitors at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C during the first week of December 2012. The Mogau Grottoes are a Unesco World Heritage Site and represent the greatest collection of Buddhist art from the 4th to the 14th Century AD. The digital reconstructions give the viewer an alternative and very strong experience of the caves without damaging the fragile sites.

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