An online 3D version of the famous Pergamon Altar has been created – with the help of instantUV.

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) recently released an online 3D visualization of the famous Pergamon Altar. The 3D Web application (in German) can be found here. The 3D scan of this impressive monument, as well as the Web demo, have both been created by Fraunhofer IGD, featuring technology such as CultLab3D and X3DOM. To create a UV layout for light mapping, instantUV v0.5 has been used. These lightmaps have then been baked with 3ds Max, before getting applied as textures inside the 3D Web application.

 

Pergamonaltar © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / 3D-Modell und Visualisierung: Fraunhofer Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung