Dassault Re-creates Giza Necropolis
Computer Graphics World (05/12)
Dassault Systèmes has announced the launch of Giza 3D, an interactive 3D re-creation of the world-famous Giza plateau, home of the historic Giza Necropolis. The free Giza 3D interactive application is available online and was officially unveiled at a gala event on May 8 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). In addition to a guided tour of selected virtual monuments as a general introduction, the Giza 3D Web site allows users to roam at will throughout the Necropolis, visit restored tombs, shafts and connected burial chambers, and enter four of the site’s ancient temples. Users can browse contemporary and ancient pictures, and view 30 objects meticulously reconstructed in 3D. Giza 3D provides the general public with an easy way to access the best available source of information about the Giza plateau, and it provides the academic world with a powerful tool to teach Ancient Egypt studies and help students better retain this knowledge. Additionally, researchers will benefit from seeing 3D objects from multiple angles, and museum exhibition planners may be able to consider using a 3D immersive device to enhance exhibit viewing options.