Archives + 3D: My guest blog post on Sketchfab

Beverley Gate Hull render of 3D model, Hannah Rice
Beverley Gate image render by Hannah Rice

I recently wrote a guest blog post for Sketchfab on my methods for recreating built heritage using archives, Blender 3D software and some heritage interpretation. Many thanks to the Sketchfab Cultural Heritage Lead Tom Flynn and the team! 🙂

You can read my post on the Cultural Heritage section of Sketchfab: Bringing Built Heritage to (Digital) Life

Beverley Gate, Hull c.1642

Beverley Gate Hull render of 3D model, Hannah Rice
Beverley Gate, Hull, c.1642.  Image render by Hannah Rice.

Quick new image based on my original model in Blender to celebrate Hull’s City of Culture year 🙂 See previous blog posts on this model’s development: 1 & 2

 

Reminder to fill out my gaming & architectural history survey!

Reminder to fill out my gaming & architectural history survey!

My survey is about the use of computer games for exploring historical architecture. My current project is the visualisation of St Mary’s Abbey in York (UK) before the Dissolution of the Monasteries and I hope to eventually make an application that allows the user to “walk around” the grounds to get a sense of what St Mary’s was like pre-1539. I also hope to add interactive elements and a narrative.

Your answers to my survey are valuable to aiding the development of the game side of my project and I appreciate answers from people who have varied opinions on gaming.

Thanks 🙂

Walking With the Romans: Daily Life in Eboracum

Photo 1: myself and Henry reading out our joint script on slavery in Roman York at Micklegate Bar, 24th June 2012. Photo copyrighted to IPUP: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ipup_york/sets/ 

As part of my internship with the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP) and the York Museums Trust, myself and eleven other interns have been researching and writing scripts for a walking tour of Roman York- Eboracum- and this tour will be available in the form of a leaflet, a podcast and a downloadable app in the summer. 

Last week, on the 24th June, we gave a trial run of our podcast scripts to the general public to gain feedback and learn where to refine our scripts.  There was a surprisingly large turnout, around 30-40 in the audience.  After our tour of Roman York consisting of six key locations had finished we deemed the trial predominantly successful with only minor alterations to make. This was a valuable experience in public presentation and engagement and I enjoyed answering the public’s questions and finding out their own historical interests.

The podcast and app will be available to download from the History of York website in the late summer of 2012 : http://www.historyofyork.org.uk  

Photo 2: myself and Henry reading out our joint script on slavery in Roman York at Micklegate Bar, 24th June 2012. Photo copyrighted to IPUP: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ipup_york/sets/