(STUDIO 727, Bratislava, Slovakia)

Keywords: Architectural heritage, digitisation, Slovakia, 3D models

During the years 2013-2016 a great number of buildings (medieval castles, churches and other monuments) in Slovakia were digitized. STUDIO 727 was the main provider of these digitalization works.
The subject of our investigation were the most significant Slovakian historical objects. Within the digitalization project we have created 3D models of the most important Slovakian monuments, as e.g. Bojnice castle, gothic church in Spišský Štvrtok or Devin castle, where are located also artefacts from Roman period, La Tène era and middle ages.
The aim of the project was to identify current technological possibilities of creation virtual presentations of real spaces. During creation of 3D models we used combination of Photogrammetry and 3D space scanning by laser scanner LIDAR (Leica brand). Final modification of laser outputs was made by Cyclone software. Post processing was done by Capture Reality, Autodesk Maya and MeshLab softwares. 2D documentation was made by AutoCAD.
The purpose of documentation is to capture the appearance of historical buildings and historical building technologies, to keep culture heritage for next generation. There have been documented some monuments, which have been falling apart progressively. Created documentation contributes to culture heritage publicity and offers a documentation for the future renovation of these particular monuments. The Entry of this project was the process of creating 3D virtual models and 2D documentation.
Contribution was created thanks to EU project, within the Operational program Informatization of society. Project was supported by The Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic and Government Office of Slovak Republic.

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The relevance of the paper is to show an example of using new software for the digitisation of cultural heritage.

The innovation of this paper is combining lidar data and photogrammetry in one software.