Physically-Based Rendering (Maya) for Experimental Modeling of Medieval Objects

paper, specified "short paper"
  1. 1. Beth Fischer

    Williams College

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This presentation demonstrates the value of the 3d graphics program Maya for modeling medieval manuscripts and other historic objects. Maya’s physically-based rendering allows the creation of models that take into account the materials and finishes of objects. Objects can be animated or placed into environments that include varied lighting sources and other objects, allowing experimentation with different historical conditions of viewing.The presentation includes a specific case study of this approach for a gilded early medieval gospel book, and also addresses the early stages of using Maya for modeling medieval textiles and liturgical objects.Finally, I address the potential to share artifact models among different audiences and researchers, allowing users to combine and compare models within larger environments.

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Conference Info

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ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

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Series: ADHO (15)

Organizers: ADHO