'Accessible Photogrammetry for the arts, culture and heritage sectors' (APachs) is a collaboration between Cyreal and Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. The project aims to broaden access to highly accurate and photorealistic – and/or really inventive – 3D models for creative, cultural and archival purposes through digital capture.
The APachs project will use 'human-centred design' methods to explore ways of making photogrammetry more accessible to the sector and to create improved solutions to the digital capture of objects and artefacts. The aim is to suit diverse user demands, levels of technical expertise and budgets – from the individual artist, through educational and cultural institutions, to the commercial and creative industries.
Turning real life artefacts into photorealistic 3D models has a wide variety of applications in:
- Museums, libraries and collections
- Theatre and the performing arts
- Gaming and VR
- The wider creative and production industries like fashion and industrial design.
But improvements in usability, affordability and efficiency are still needed for the sector to take advantage of these new technologies.
*Golant Innovation was formerly known as Golant Media Ventures (GMV).
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