Tag: Reconstruction

The Madras Experience

Pupils from Madras College in St Andrews had an opportunity to interact with the virtual reconstruction of St Andrews Cathedral earlier this month. After classroom presentations on Monday and Tuesday, pupils used the 3D reconstruction to complete a task sheet on Wednesday and Thursday to reveal interesting facts about the cathedral, medieval characters and lifestyles. Robert the Bruce was in-world… Read more →

Virtual worlds news round-up

What’s been happening in virtual worlds research at St Andrews? Summer dissertations ended in August. Six students completed dissertations focusing on virtual world resources using OpenSim. We had great fun supervising the students, and thank them for all their hard work. Dissertation Titles: A Toolkit for Managing Open Virtual World Grids Multimedia and Interactivity in Virtual Worlds using a Reconstruction… Read more →

Visit to St Andrews Castle

The sun shone yesterday as we took a tour of St Andrews Castle with Prof Richard Fawcett to discuss all aspects of the Castle as it would have been in the 16th Century.  We will use this information along with further consultation with Prof Fawcett to create our 3D virtual reconstruction of this once magnificent building.     Read more →

Linlithgow Palace Guides on Film

A rainy July morning did not prevent us filming at Linlithgow Palace last week. Pupils from Linlithgow Academy, who regularly act as costumed guides at the Palace, volunteered to be filmed. Using green screening, we integrated them within the 3D reconstruction of the Palace to tell stories of the building as it was. Read more →

Rejuvenating Robert the Bruce

Chris Thornton will be giving Robert the Bruce a virtual lease of life this summer (2012). We asked him for a quick progress update yesterday. “I have been modelling the appearance of the Robert the Bruce Avatar, so his face and body shape but most of all his clothing which is a suit of chain mail with a robe over the… Read more →

ViStA Project

ViStA Project: A Virtual World Orientation for Overseas Students While starting life in a new university may be an exciting prospect for many students, it may also be an anxiety-provoking one. Students face many adjustment challenges and success in meeting these challenges may impact on students’ subsequent academic achievement. This project aims to provide students with an online orientation to… Read more →

Pleasure Palace of the Royal Stewarts Revisited

Linlithgow palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and was once lived in by successive Stewart kings. The preserved monument of the Royal Palace can be visited in a picturesque park setting overlooking Linlithgow Loch. An earlier reconstruction of Linlithgow Palace undertaken by Education Scotland and Historic Scotland is now being developed further by Open Virtual Worlds in… Read more →

Successful SELF bid

A proposed collaborative project between Open Virtual Worlds in Computer Science, Special Collections and Art History called Flexible Access to Medieval Books (FAB) has been successful in this year’s SELF funding. The goal of this project is to utilise 21st century technology to enable learners to participate in history and thereby to extend the boundaries of experiential learning. The project… Read more →

Heritage of Scotland’s Coast

Ongoing collaboration with SCAPE to create virtual sites from 3D Point Cloud data. Work has started on developing methods of transferring the detailed archaeological data into a virtual world in order to make a more complex educational resource. Read more →