Thursday, August 15, 2002

Scanning the fragments of the Forma Urbis Romae

"The single most important document on ancient Roman topography is a map created in ancient times - the Forma Urbis Romae. Measuring 60 feet across, 45 feet high, and carved onto marble slabs several inches thick, it once graced the back wall of the census bureau of Rome (shown here by a yellow arrow), in the Templum Pacis. Carved between A.D. 203 and 211, during the reign of Septimius Severus, it shows every street, building, room, and staircase on the ground floor of the city - a feat of mapmaking that has never been matched. Incidentally, Il Plastico is at the same scale as the Forma Urbis, 240:1."

Saturday, August 10, 2002

Cyra Technologies, Inc.
: LIDAR scanning and point cloud modeling software.

Wednesday, August 07, 2002

Actuality Systems - Volumetric 3-D Display

Here's a jellybean image rendered on a plane:

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

3rdTech showed two cool items--

LIDAR "scene digitizer", and

a 6DOF 3D tracker using infrared LED's.

Monday, August 05, 2002

Rockwell Scientific Imaging Sensors: ProCam-HD[tm] CMOS Imaging System-on-Chip for HDTV

(This has nothing to do with SIGGRAPH 2002-- it's something I found looking for CMOS info.)