Resurrect3D: An Open and Customizable Platform for Visualizing and Analyzing Cultural Heritage Artifacts
- Joshua Romphf – University of Rochester
- Elias Neuman-Donihue – University of Rochester
- Gregory Heyworth – University of Rochester
- Yuhao Zhu – University of Rochester
CATEGORY. Long Paper
KEYWORDS. Visualization Systems, Cultural Heritage, Toolkits, 3D Visualization, Customization
ABSTRACT. Art and culture, at their best, lie in the act of discovery and exploration. This paper describes Resurrect3D, an open visualization platform for both casual users and domain experts to explore cultural artifacts. To that end, Resurrect3D takes two steps. First, it provides an interactive cultural heritage toolbox, providing not only commonly used tools in cultural heritage such as relighting and material editing, but also the ability for users to create an interactive “story”: a saved session with annotations and visualizations others can later replay. Second, Resurrect3D exposes a set of programming interfaces to extend the toolbox. Domain experts can develop custom tools that perform artifact-specific visualization and analysis.