Photo Masking of British Museum Bronze Age Objects

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This application will help a variety of research projects to create high quality 3d models of archaeological artefacts. 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 objects depicted in these photographs, and masking out the background, is an important first step to achieving high quality results. The final 3d models will be made publicly available and are 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). The photos that you could be assigned here might come from any number of different projects, and for now are assigned completely at random, although we are looking into allowing regular contributors to choose which projects they prefer to work on.

We would like people to draw one or more polygons around the object that they see in each photograph in order to identify the outline of the object and exclude the image background. This allows the 3d modelling process to concentrate on the object itself and ignore irrelevant information.

A Bronze Age Palstave from Goudhurst, Kent by MicroPasts on Sketchfab

Thank you!

Lucy Ellis, exiledfrommaine, vtri, Valeria, stacytg, Enrico Crema, Suzanne brown, Brenna Hassett, Michele Massa, Francois Grey, Nestor Santos, Hallvard Indgjerd, Chloe Roberts, Joe Roe, Hugh Fiske, Germaine V. Hein, Amelia Dall, Helen Dawson, Alyson Moore, Andrew Wood, Ahmed Fasih, Rachael, Emily Harwood, Denitsa Nenova, Georgina Ascroft, Alessio, Eva Jobbova, Christina Vona, Riadh Abbassi, Helen Daniel, Philipp Schmidt, Siobhan Matthews, Vald Svekis, Jeremiah, Ed Salo, Michael, mumkin, Aradia Farmer, Nils Zschiegner, Freddy MacKee, Bruce Kelland, liz lake, Dominic Eastridge, Matthew Huber, Ernst Schnell, Cori Lynn Arnold, Jdgr, Richard Zu, Melissa Benson, Claudia Fabia Losty, Michael Houghton, Wendy Michael, Aaron Macks, Jared Obermeyer, ντέσση αντωνίου, Alison Shepherd, Will M, Neville Stanley, Joeri Cornille, Nicky Garland, Katie Evans, Jerry Glover, Dawn Cranie, Cheryl Ellsworth, Charles Butcher, Athanasia Mavroudi, Michelle R Headley, Thelma Dawson, Caroline Chestnutt, Alain Kettaneh, Arya Chatrnoor, Alexandra, Alejandro Crespo, Maria Törmä, Arya Ch, Derek Palmer, Christopher Mosera, Matthew Lange, Andrew Wakefield, Justin Allen H, Geert Verhoeven, Sean Austin, Victoria McDonough, Scott Noyes, Elaine Dale, Bessie Nesseler, Maggie Wong, Alex Gaw, AJ Noyce, Shaun Murphy, Scott Daniel Abraham, Jeff Okazaki, Rachel Kasbohm, Melissa Vette Wobig, Tom Bombadil, Eugenio Piasini, Amy McDermott, Liz D, Emily Coll, Tracey Logan, skip kekewich, Monk Duro-Landry, Arthur Clancy, Dana Taylor, John Maddin, Justin Operable, Eric Verspoor, Tonn Holst, Richard Moyer, Tracy Murray, Melissa Ginzburg, Tommy H, Ayşe Nur Kara, Michael Rogers, Mona Petre, Giannakopoulou Iro-Ioanna, zingaradellaB, Martina Korić, James Harrison, Kaylee Michelle Gentry, Stephen Karver, Brittany Caswell, Emma Jane Milgate, Daniel Barker, Linz Miller, Eric Crawford, Elizabeth Kidera, Alanna Simone, Heather McLane, AD Glazier, Aaron Theis, Gwennael Guignard, Angela Beddows, Erin Chapman, Detectorbloke, Paul Jolley, Sarah Overstreet, Stuart Cowan, Amanda, Bob Nebrig, Jarret Hollands, True Burns, Daniel Beringer, Silke Juppenlatz, Ross Blau, Jessica McClean, ProgHead777, Stephanie Bird, Julia Bax, Kaitlin Lindsay, David Levinson, Esther, Emily Monteith, Deborah Grech, Jessica Byler, Joshua Byron Maxson, Joseph Koivisto, Leland Sorenson, craigsitt, Sara Carter, taphovenatrix, Mantas Daubaras, stergios gitopoulos, Jan Taylor, Elizabeth Foulds, Sophia Helen, stephanie vickers, rachel beth richey funderburk, Helen Miles, Latifa Walker, Lexa Rainier, Mike Bruns, Tuula P, Lauren Van Zandt, Heather G, Philippa, Joellen mcGann, Dan McCarthy, Miranda DeLong, Anne-Marie Davies, Holden, Craig Horton, Hmj, Quentin Mazars- Simon, Adéla Vedralová, Xavier Font Erruz, John Hine, Valeria Vitale, Dina Fathalla, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Helen Mallinson, Robert Hunter, C. P., James G, Rob Backhouse, Vicky Rees, William Stevenson, Frida Klæbo Vonstad, Scott, Igor Shirtovski, Alex Block, Nina Sharman, Simon Wyatt-Spratt, Jane Fellows, Anthony Bradshaw, Mathew Chambers, Swantje Dogunke, Kathleen Gransalke, Sonsoles García González, Henrik Aslagsen, Denis Antoine, Victoria, Jundi Abdul Mawla, Κόσμος της Χαρτογραφίας, Maria Volioti, ornella maria mosxeta, Paraskevi Makridou, Vicky Zapatina, Foteini Drakou, Les Heasman, John Strangfeld, Tsavdaroglou Charalampos, Luke Miller, Mary Mansfield Blackman, George Vergos, Philip Gray, Tim Matteson, Vicky Coombes, James Babbage, Heather Bidzinski, Jodie Bee, Melanie Ryan, Doina Bucur, Hanne Madsen, Sandra , Raest Wylde, Marina Piperi, Avellana Teresa Ross, nick, Eleni Papaioannou, Maruta Purvina, Louise Panton, Maragkaki Froso, Maria Christakou, Rebecca Birkbeck, Kimberly Harrell, Wilhelmina Bunn, Bret Pearson, Danielle Haigh- Wood, Rachael Sparks and many other anonymous contributors for completing this application!

An example of one of these models has now been produced and can be seen here.

This project is on behalf of

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