The Virtual Exhibition 2016
August 2, 2016
Show all

Artefact Digitisation Service

Due to a significant investment in virtual reality, 360 degree photography and 3d modelling technology over the summer period, I’m pleased to announce a new service for students who want to preserve physical models but cannot practically store and maintain them for a long period.  By using the concept of ‘object movies’ combined with high resolution photography, it is now possible to make a three dimensional, photorealistic digital version of any physical object. The artefact is then saved as a HTML5 responsive webpage, with maximum cross-platform and device compatibility.

Imagine the ability to show off a physical model alongside your portfolio at an exhibition or networking event, or during a job interview, or just for archive or posterity, the possibilities are expansive.

This service is open to all students in the SSoA who want to digitise a physical artefact for their studies. Other departments or external bodies wishing to use this service, please contact media-unit@ssoa.shef.ac.uk for more information.

You can see examples of this technique embedded into this post or on in our ‘Virtual Exhibiton’ project here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/architecture/news/virtual-exhibition-2016-1.595684

The Media Unit
Media Unit Manager for the Sheffield School of Architecture.