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Archaeological imaging

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:38 pm

Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 11:31 GMT 12:31 UK

New software lights up archaeology

New software which works out much more realistically how ancient buildings would have looked in their glory by generating accurate plays of light sources has been developed by scientists in England.

The software maps lighting details onto virtual recreations of places.

The project, developed at Warwick University in the West Midlands, brings ancient architectural features to life through a revolutionary sophisticated modelling of light.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6284760.stm
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Postby Minimalist » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:32 pm

Very cool.
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Postby Forum Monk » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:41 pm

hmmmph.

Video games have been leading the charge for years. Just look at some of the lighting models developed by ID software for their Doom and Quake gaming engines. They're phenomenal. I don't play video games, but I appreciate excellent programming.
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Postby Digit » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:02 pm

Or as a TV 'personality' commented over here Monk about, Jurassic Park, she 'couldn't tell the computer generated dinosaurs from the real ones'! :oops:
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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:57 pm

Digit wrote:Or as a TV 'personality' commented over here Monk about, Jurassic Park, she 'couldn't tell the computer generated dinosaurs from the real ones'! :oops:


Lemme guess: Paris Hilton?

Or George Bush...

8)
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Postby Minimalist » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:21 pm

Digit wrote:Or as a TV 'personality' commented over here Monk about, Jurassic Park, she 'couldn't tell the computer generated dinosaurs from the real ones'! :oops:



Okay. THAT's funny.
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Postby Digit » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:37 pm

No RS, we have our own comedians. 8)
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