Share 3D Guidelines

Introduction to the 3D workflow

These guidelines provide an introduction to the 3D workflow, from data capture and processing to publishing your models online.
3D technologies are used in a range of different contexts in the cultural heritage, ranging from capturing archaeological monuments, historic buildings and landscape, to small objects for documentation, conservation, reconstruction, and to create virtual environments.
A broad distinction can be made according to the size of the object to be digitized:
  • Small museum objects
  • Large museum objects
  • Buildings
  • Urban areas or archaeological sites
  • A portion of territory
The size and type of object influences whether it is possible to work indoors or outside. It is then important to consider what needs to be captured:
  • Whole objects or component parts ·
  • The viewpoints to capture data from ·
  • External shape · Internal shape
  • Colour texture
  • Material reflectance