Multimedia Research Group
MediaLab of Athena Research & Innovation Center

3D digital cultural heritage begins its life with 3D digitisation as part of a complete 3D recording approach and completes with the 3D applications and reproduction. 3D physical reproduction has gained momentum in the recent years as 3D printing technologies are becoming more and more accessible, mainly due to the reduction of cost both in […]

This is a demo of five 3D digital replicas of artefacts that one can examine in a WebGL enabled browser. It uses the X3DOM script to exploit the WebGL functionality in order to visualise real time 3D graphics without the need of any additional plug-ins in a Web page. By adviced that not all web […]

Content based retrieval engine in a Virtual Museum of Pottery An interactive virtual museum of 3D pottery artefacts has been used as a case study. The virtual visitor can perform queries to the system like ‘Where in this 3D scene I can find vessels similar to this’. Again an attempt to combine a content-based retrieval […]

3DSSE is an experimental search engine that allows the user to explore 3D scenes using keywords. The engine is based on the annotation of 3D scenes in order to identify and describe specific ontologies within that scene. The metadata that follow each 3D scene contain information about each ontology (e.g. building, statue, artefact) as well […]

The project involved the three-dimensional digitization and reconstruction of urban areas. The project deals with the idea of combining the usage of commercial and open source software systems in 3D graphics in order to produce realistic virtual walkthroughs for culture heritage promotion with a minimum budget and low cost infrastructure. We have attempted the 3D […]

A virtual walkthrough at the port of Argostoli, Kefalonia, as it was before the devastating earthquake of 1953. The three-dimensional reconstruction of the area, based on topographic maps, historical photographs and documentary material, depicts the area of the port of Argostoli at the time before the earthquake. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post […]

The Byzantine fortress of Kavala is located on top of the peninsula of Virgin Mary, where the old town is built. In Byzantine times and later, many successive reconstructions and alterations to the fortifications have been made by the Byzantines, the Venetians and the Turks. The fortress at its present condition was built during the […]

Laser scanning using a laser pointing device and a camera The method is (usually) based on triangulation. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post […]

Case: Digitization of Religious Monuments in the region of Mani, Peloponnese The project involves the digitization and 3D reconstruction of a Byzantine church in the area of Stavri in Mani and the Post-Byzantine church of Aghios Vasileios in the Kelefa settlement. The goal of the project was the universal dissemination of the monuments. The virtual […]

The Multimedia Department has successfully renewed its ISO 9001:2000 into ISO 9001:2008 certificate for its services on 3D digitization of cultural heritage. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to […]

Under the scope of INTERREG ΙΙΙ A / PHARE CBC – “Cooperation network for knowledge dissemination on 3D digitiza-tion applications” project, staff of the Department traveled to South Bulgaria accompanied by the Bulgarian partners in order to exchange information on 3D digitization of large scale monuments and to proceed to a case-study digitization of a […]

The Multimedia Department has successfully acquired an ISO 9001:2000 certificate for its services on 3D digitization of cultural heritage. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on […]