Anglo-Saxon Stone Cross

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This is a pop-up application that will help create a high quality 3d model of an Anglo-Saxon stone cross via process known as photo-masking. There has been a revolution in 3D modelling in recent years and it is now relatively easy to construct such models from ordinary digital photographs. Isolating the object depicted in these photographs, and masking out the background, is an important first step to achieving high quality results. The final 3D model will be made publicly available and is useful not only for basic documentation purposes, but also for graphical displays in museums, for inclusion in gaming and virtual reality environments, or for identifing different sub-styles in otherwise similar types of artefact (that might tell us about the date of the artefact, where it was made, or by whom).

We would like people to draw a polygon around the object that they see in each photograph in order to identify its outline and exclude the image background. This allows the 3D modelling process to concentrate on the object itself and ignore irrelevant background information.

If you are interested in what a 3D completed model looks like, please have a look at the example here for a MicroPasts palstave model.

This project is on behalf of:

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Find the code on GitHub

Contributors to this project

Daniel Pett, Andrew Bevan, Adi Keinan-Schoonbaert, Germaine V. Hein, Ernst Schnell, Maria Törmä, Jeff Okazaki, Ayşe Nur KARA, Joellen mcGann, Jane Fellows, Denis Antoine, Heidi Lund, Raest Wylde, Eleni Papaioannou, Maria Christakou, Christopher Wai, Michael George Adams, Nate, Lucas Suter, Van C. Vives, Holly Peterson, Jennifer Kirkpatrick, Teresa Gilmore, David Ingram, Martin Anderson-Beer, Jane Williams, Nicole Beck, Anthony Corns, mtl_zack, Marvin, Lesley Arnold, Lino Traini, Vladimir Vilde, Fogium, maurice nicholson, Matthias Jakobi