MONTEPRAMA2: 3D virtual exploration of the Mont'e Prama statues

Funded by: MIBAC/ArcheoCAORReference: ARCHEOCAOR/CRS4 2
Start: 2014-03-01Duration: 9 months
Contractor: CRS4Italy


The "Soprintendenza ai Beni Archologici delle Province di Cagliari e Oristano" and CRS4 commit to a long term scientific and technological research plan on the 3D digitization of the Mont'e Prama statues, aimed at studying and applying innovative methodologies for multiresolution storage, distribution and display. This contract focuses on the second phase of the overall plan, concerning museum exploration. With this project, we introduce a novel user interface and system for exploring extremely detailed 3D models in a museum setting. 3D models and associated information are presented on a large projection surface controlled by a touch-enabled surface placed at a suitable distance in front of it. Two large-scale systems will be installed in Cagliari and Cabras.


[1] Enrico Gobbetti, Ruggero Pintus, Fabio Bettio, Fabio Marton, Marco Agus, and Marcos Balsa Rodriguez. Digital Mont'e Prama: dalla digitalizzazione accurata alla valorizzazione di uno straordinario complesso statuario. Archeomatica, 6(1): 10-14, 2015. 
[2] Fabio Bettio, Alberto Jaspe Villanueva, Emilio Merella, Fabio Marton, Enrico Gobbetti, and Ruggero Pintus. Mont'e Scan: Effective Shape and Color Digitization of Cluttered 3D Artworks. ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, 8(1): 4:1-4:23, 2015.
[3] Marcos Balsa Rodriguez, Marco Agus, Fabio Marton, and Enrico Gobbetti. HuMoRS: Huge models Mobile Rendering System. In Proc. ACM Web3D International Symposium. Pages 7-16, August 2014. ACM Press. New York, NY, USA. 
[4] Fabio Marton, Marcos Balsa Rodriguez, Fabio Bettio, Marco Agus, Alberto Jaspe Villanueva, and Enrico Gobbetti. IsoCam: Interactive Visual Exploration of Massive Cultural Heritage Models on Large Projection Setups. ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, 7(2): Article 12, June 2014.