Monday, June 14, 2010

Extraordinary Mondays - Point clouds!!

At the start of this year, I was introduced to the wonders of 3D laser scanners and its associated terminology. I was impressed to say the least that a 3D scan could record the most intricate details of a building to a negligible error margin. Can you imagine how much this would change the architecture conservation with such technology if it was readily available? (It is expensive for the time being.) It would be easy peasy to reconstruct a ceiling rose or a delicate column capital if a 3D scan existed for the building.

Anyway, so I was browsing YouTube and chanced upon Radiohead's House of Cards video and immediately, the voice inside my head screamed, "Point clouds!!" (That's what the data is called from a 3D scan.) Take a look.

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