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FAVGNANA SICILY 3D 2011

Updated 3-18-2014

We thank Sebastiano Tuso at the Favignana Museum in Sicily for access to the Phoenician Boat Ram and Roman Helmet artifacts. We also thank RPM Nautical Foundation for finding the boat ram artifact.

Additional support from University of Kentucky Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments and the Blazie Professorship.

BOAT RAM 3D DATA will be published once we have permission from the Italian government.  Below are some low resolution screen shots (not the 3-D data) and photographs from our research effort.

(left) Screen shot of Phoenician boat ram processed with different 3-D surface representations. (right) Performing a scan of the boat ram.

(left) Screen shot of rendered full-round version of the ram by Chris K. of Greece. (right) Left to right, Sebastiano Tuso, Peter Campbell, Eli Crane and Larry Hassebrook.

BOAT RAM DATA will be published once we have permission from the Italian government.  

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The helmet was scanned using our post-calibration technique where we configured the scanner specifically for the helmet and then later, calibrate the same setup in our lab in order to render the data in 3-D world coordinates. The merging was accomplished by our friends at Behold3D (www.behold3d.com).

Vimeo Video of Helmet

VIDEO OF ROMAN HELMET (13 MegaBytes)

Zip file of original patches (28 MegaBytes)