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The mystery and history of the Roman Forum has long been one of the central focuses in Western Arts and Architectural studies. Accessing the monumental site and documenting the great structures since 2010, the DHARMA team uses state of the art technologies such as large-scale laser scanning and subsequent point-cloud optimization to assemble a base of operation and visualization of the Forum for the public, and especially educators. The team aims to deliver interactive experiences that support multiple modes of exploration and examination of the 3D models: including comparing reconstruction with historical survey maps, isolating individual models for high-resolution rendering, and acquiring contextual documentation of historical building stages.

 
         
 

 

    The Site of Roman Forum    

 Visualization Tool in Development

This showcase is an example of the interactive visualization tool developed by DHARMA visualization team since 2021. Our program was designed to primarily focus on education, and thus obtains a lighter-data delivery using Portree and WebGL. Our visualization team designed visualization structure along with our research projects and documentation of the Roman Forum to integrate archaeological context, high-resolution photography, digital reconstruction, and high-accuracy 3D scan of the majority of the site to capture and deliver a user-friendly platform to navigate and examine the prominent historical site in a greater academic context and architectural detail. More detailed record and discussion are accessible in the published book "From Pen to Pixel".

 
 

 

 Note: For a better viewing experience please click HERE to view the tool a new tab.

 
 

  

 

 
 

     Our Visualization Team    

 
 

Dr. Chaoli Wang
Associate Professor
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Notre Dame

 

 

 

 

Chase Brown
Undergraduate
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Notre Dame

Siyuan Yao
PhD Candidate
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Notre Dame