A 3D surface scanner: development of workflows and processing algorithms
Dr Xavier Aure has been awarded a UWE Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher Development Award (2020/21) for the project A 3D surface scanner: development of workflows and processing algorithms. This project approaches the 3D digitisation of artefacts in a novel combination of methods to guarantee a scientific workflow when digitally capturing and processing data. Dr Aure will develop a scanner that will offer cultural heritage institutions a new affordable imaging system to document, investigate and share artworks. With growth in demand for high level 3D assets for virtual and augmented reality applications, gaming and cinematography, there is an opportunity to lead the future in photorealistic cultural heritage content creation. His research will contribute and facilitate the generation of high-quality replicas and will raise public awareness of preservation of artefacts. The research finding will also inform the potential of the scanning methodology for use in other industrial and commercial applications.