Contributions to the AICCM National Conference 2013, Adelaide 23-25 October
The Australian Museum has been using a 3-D laser scanner for several years as a means of recording objects and reproducing digital or physical copies. The digital data can be manipulated, studied and overlain on older scans to measure condition change. The paper outlines the various uses of this rapidly developing technology in the cultural conservation field and which applications are most effective. Also, it compares the characteristics of 3-d photography against 3-d scanning for presenting museum objects on the internet.
Keywords: 3-D; laser; scanning; modelling; replicating