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Active Optical 3D Imaging for Heritage Applications
September/October 2002 (vol. 22 no. 5)
pp. 24-36
Guy Godin, Visual Information Technology Group at the National Research Council of Canada
J.-Angelo Beraldin, National Research Council of Canada
John Taylor, Institute for Information Technology, National Research Council of Canada
Luc Cournoyer, National Research Council of Canada
Marc Rioux, Institute for Information Technology, National Research Council of Canada
Sabry El-Hakim, National Research Council of Canada
Réjean Baribeau, National Research Council of Canada
François Blais, National Research Council of Canada
Pierre Boulanger, University of Alberta
Jacques Domey, National Research Council of Canada
Michel Picard, National Research Council of Canada

Computer graphics holds the promise of providing virtual and enhanced access to museum collections and archaeological sites. High-resolution digital 3D models of real objects and sites can be acquired using laser range sensors and modeling algorithms, to create virtualized models that convey a faithful appearance of the object and provide information for analysis and study. In this article, the authors describe a number of demonstration projects that were performed in collaboration with museums and conservation agencies. These projects provided a unique setting to test and improve 3D imaging and modeling in the particular context of heritage.

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Index Terms:
laser range sensing, heritage applications, shape and appearance modeling.
Guy Godin, J.-Angelo Beraldin, John Taylor, Luc Cournoyer, Marc Rioux, Sabry El-Hakim, Réjean Baribeau, François Blais, Pierre Boulanger, Jacques Domey, Michel Picard, "Active Optical 3D Imaging for Heritage Applications," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 24-36, Sept.-Oct. 2002, doi:10.1109/MCG.2002.1028724
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