Monday, March 29, 2010
Welcome to Ashes2Art
Ashes2Art combines art history, archaeology, graphic and web design, 3D animation and digital photography to recreate monuments of the ancient past online. With faculty guidance, students from Coastal Carolina University and Arkansas State University conduct focused research on specific monuments, visit the locations, shoot high resolution digital panoramas, write essays that summarize scholarly opinions based on published archaeological reports, and document those sources with extended bibliographies. QuickTime digital panoramas and immersive 3D models are built and posted online utilizing technologies including Panoweaver, Tourweaver, Studio Max 3D, Adobe Photoshop, Google Earth, RealViz Stitcher, Mud Box, Dreamweaver and Macromedia Flash.
Ashes2Art also hopes to serve as an online resource for vetting 3D reconstruction projects worldwide such as those found at: ww2.coastal.edu/arflaten/Virtualtours.html. We plan to enlist researchers from other digital reconstruction projects to establish criteria and write online reviews.