Associate Professor, NYU Abu Dhabi

A Very Gentle Intro to 3d and Sketchup DHIB 2017

Description:

This is a 2.5 hour course that introduces the use of 3d for the humanities and looks at Sketchup briefly.

Outcomes: 

Participants who complete this workshop will

    • explore some examples of 3d for the humanities 
    • discuss some theories of 3d for the humanities and potential applications
    • learn where they can get 3d shape files to begin to manipulate themselves
    • model a basic objects in Sketchup

Outline: 

(1) What is 3d? Why might we want to work in 3D? In what formats do 3d objects come?

(2) Where can we find open 3d content? SketchfabThingiverse3duniverse, Sketchup’s 3dwarehouse and Yeggi

(3) Examples of projects:  The Nilein Mosque (Sudan)1853 Richmond and its Slave MarketVirtual WilliamsburgA 3d model of the Abu Dhabi Volcano Fountain / Forma Urbis / Simulating Gothic Arches / Musée Charles X / What Jane Saw / Virtual Monastery / Off the Map / Rome Reborn / Mapping Soweto / Edge Hill 3D parametric modeling / Unity 3D Schooner / Hadrian’s Villa / 3DHOP / 1893 Columbian Exhibition / Virtual Harlem / The Sound of 18th century Paris / Virtual Paul’s Cross Project / Reconstituições virtuais de Teatros (Lisbon) / Visualizing Early Baltimore / Heritage Together / Z-axis Mapping / Triumphal Arch / Dubai 3d printed architecture 

(4) What would you model in 3d and why?

(4) Two hands-on examples:

a. Making a basic object (say, the Issam Fares Building designed by Zaha Hadid at AUB).

On this building see here.
b. Geolocating the object

(5) How can we share those objects in the medium? WordPress plugin

 

Readings: 

Champion, Playing with the Past.
Jaskot et al.Visualizing the Archive: Building at Auschwitz as a Geographic Problem”.
der Manuelian, “Giza 3d: The Real-Time Immersive Experience” Digital Giza, 124-153.
Kenderdine, “Embodiment, Entanglement, and Immersion in Digital Cultural Heritage” New Companion to Digital Humanities, 22-41.

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