Andrea ALIPERTA / Carlo GIRA
(DiDA – Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Firenze. Italy)
The submitted study case is about the rupestrian church of Meryem Ana in Göreme (Cappadocia, Turkey), a small church with mural paints representing valuable heritage at risk due to poor stability of the rock were it’s excavated in.
In 2012 a team of researchers from DIDA – Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Firenze carried out a survey of the church that would show the artifact current conservation state and procedures to avoid the permanent loss.
The processing of data carried out by laser scanner and photographic survey made possible to produce conventional drawings and to build a 3D reality based model of the church thanks to reverse modelling, retopology and texturing techniques. This now represent an important database of a no longer accessible cultural heritage and a useful tool for still-images or animation products, but also an helpful mean for the development of research projects and restauration interventions for enhancement.
A scale model, build from 3D data with SLS technology (Selective Laser Sintering), and an augmented reality application, developed with Unity 3D and Vuforia are the way to achieve the main aim of the project, which is the recostruction of the church trough the integration of 3D print techniques and augmented reality technologies.
This applications properly programmed can be used for dissemination both in scientific and entertainment fields.
Keywords: Heritage at risk, Reality based models, 3D Print, Augmented reality