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Researchers from the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created a virtual model of Thomas Jefferson’s library using 3rdTech’s DeltaSphere-3000 3D Scene Digitizer. This “Virtual Monticello” is being shown at the New Orleans Museum of ART (NOMA) as part of the exhibition “Jefferson’s America & Napoleon’s France”, which runs now through August 31 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase.
The DeltaSphere-3000 Scene Digitizer is a small, portable 3D digitizer that can scan a room in less than 20 minutes – and its optional color capture is ideal for creating photo-realistic models of the real world. “Creating a model of a real scene can be a lengthy process – and making it appear realistic is very difficult”, said Dr. Anselmo Lastra, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UNC-CH. “The DeltaSphere makes fast, photo-realistic modeling of the real-world possible.”
Additional information about the “Virtual Monticello” project is available online at http://www.cs.unc.edu/~ibr/projects/NOMA/index.html and http://www.cs.virginia.edu/Monticello/. Additional information about the DeltaSphere-3000 Scene Digitizer is available at http://www.3rdTech.com/DeltaSphere.htm.