3D scanning the Musée Barrois reliquary
Musée Barrois, Bar-le-Duc, France
Accession number 850.20.38
The Musée Barrois reliquary during 3D laser scanning.
The reliquary was taken off display, especially so that it could be 3D laser scanned and studied by Joanna Ostapkowicz.. As the entire sculpture could not be scanned from one scanning position, the reliquary was scanned in five separate sections. Care was taken to ensure that there was sufficient overlap between the five sections of data so that it could be aligned to create one coherent 3D model.
A screenshot of a section of raw data created by 3D laser scanning the Musée Barrois reliquary.
The data collected in France was processed to produce a 3D computer model that showed the features of the model in sub-millimeter accuracy. A series of high resolution photographs of important parts of the sculpture Joanna had identified were also taken. These images were mapped onto the 3D model.
Click on the thumbnails below to see the results of the 3D laser scanning of the reliquary.
The video clip below shows the 3D model with a texture (colour map) applied.
A 3D interactive viewer has also been created of the Musée Barrois reliquary.