Issue No. 06 - November/December (2002 vol. 22)
Sean Anderson , Stanford University
Marc Levoy , Stanford University
<p>Thousands of historically revealing cuneiform clay tablets, which were inscribed in Mesopotamia millenia ago, still exist today. Visualizing cuneiform writing is important when deciphering what is written on the tablets. It is also important when reproducing the tablets in papers and books. Unfortunately, scholars have found photographs to be an inadequate visualization tool. The authors developed a semiautomatic process that enables all of a tablet's text to be perceived in a single concise image. This technique can also be applied to other types of inscribed surfaces, including bas-reliefs.</p>
cuneiform, clay tablets, 3D scanning, displacement maps, accessibility coloring, visualization, cultural heritage
M. Levoy and S. Anderson, "Unwrapping and Visualizing Cuneiform Tablets," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 22, no. , pp. 82-88, 2002.