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Virtual Reality and 3D scanning in heritage projects

Virtual Reality and 3D scanning in heritage projects

Look into virtual reality and photogrammetry as tools for the archiving, preservation, and restoration of heritage architecture.

Technology has become an essential part of our day to day and it is within our hands to use the advances to improve and expand our capacity to develop more engaging projects. Engaging in the sense of designers, developers, and users understanding from the early stages of a project all the different aspects relevant to the renovation preservation, and expansion of heritage in our built environment.

This presentation/workshop demonstration will showcase Virtual Reality and 3D scans in the context of architectural development, allowing an early and precise integration of heritage elements in a design process. The technology allows anyone to clearly visualize the impact of any new development in the city before construction starts. It also allows designers to carefully consider the way in which development would impact heritage details that need preservation. Finally, clients, and more importantly users and the public, in general, can quickly view the ideas brought to the table in a 'real' way, since they can see the projects come to life on a 1-to-1 scale without having to affect the city landscape.

Those assisting the presentation would see a demo of the technology and how it can be used. Finally, they would be guided in using a mobile application to 3D scan an object and see it in virtual reality with a headset.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own device to this talk for a more engaging and immersive experience.

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    Event Showings

    Friday 21 April 2023
    4pm to 6pm

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    City of Perth Library

    573 Hay Street

    Perth WA 6000

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    Wheelchair access

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