Complementary Media

A range of complementary digital media is often produced as a result of 3D projects. Such media includes:

Static Images

  • 2D images of the heritage asset
  • 3D renderings of visually enriched models from several perspectives
  • Elevations, plans and sections of the point cloud data
  • Images highlighting specific features of the cultural object


  • Turn table videos
  • Flythrough animations and video tours
  • Structural animations showing the workings of different components of an artefact or a monument, e.g. animation showing a working water mill
  • Temporal animations highlighting changes in a structure through time, e.g. animation showing a monument in its present day ruined state back to reconstructions of the monument at different points in time.

Interactive Images

  • Panoramas
  • VR Objects
Complementary 2D media derived from the 3D model. Abbey of Saint-Michel de Cuxa (CNRS-MAP).