The Utilization of 3D Data

Many of the students have utilized 3D data in their work, producing extremely high quality works that are almost indistinguishable from the originals. This is because shapes that cannot be adequately grasped through photographs can be checked in detail on a monitor in the studio. Furthermore, when working on a restoration, if a missing part has to be recreated, 3D data can be employed to carry out a simulation before starting work. Producing easily understandable visual images of the restored work, it is possible to make impartial plans for the restoration. We aim to make wide use of 3D data, not only for reproductions/explanatory videos for television or museums, but also to produce VR or AR content for smartphones or tablets, in order to appeal to an even larger audience. This online exhibition will introduce some of the data we have collected using VR. I hope you will watch and enjoy it.

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2020 Special Exhibition Presenting Research Results Virtual Reality Content: ‘Stay Home with Butsuzō’ Exhibition

A view of the world’s first AR Buddhist statue exhibition

In 2018, at the request of the Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art and the Hekinan-shi Fujii Tatsukichi Gendai Bijutsukan, our laboratory carried out 3D measurements of the statue of the celestial maiden, ‘True Heart’, which is the symbol of Mitsukoshi’s flagship department store. CG images that were made at this time were sent out by the Mitsukoshi department store with a message sympathy to all the people of Japan who were affected by the Corvid-19 virus. (List of those who have given permission, in alphabetical order, titles omitted). ‘Annual Report 2008’ publishing project – June 6, 2019

A view of the world’s first AR Buddhist statue exhibition

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