Category Archives: 3D Digital Modelling

Blogs about 3D Digital Modelling

Reconstructing St Mary’s Vicarage at the time of Leicester’s “Riot” in 1524

Last year (2016) the DBHG undertook a large digital reconstruction of the Newarke area of Leicester, looking at its development since the Late Medieval period. This extensive animated reconstruction is now on show in De Montfort University’s Heritage Centre  which … Continue reading

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Dynastic Rivalry and Digital Reconstruction at Bradgate House

For the past few weeks, members of the Digital Building Heritage Group have been working on content for a new Visitor’s Centre at Bradgate Park, Leicestershire which is being opened by the Bradgate Park Trust on the 1st July 2016. … Continue reading

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De Montfort University Architecture Students Design for Historic Malta

It’s that time of year again and our group of MArch Architecture students working with the Digital Building Heritage Group have completed their designs for their adaptive re-use projects in Malta which they visited for a week in January 2016. … Continue reading

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Leicester’s Newarke – Through the Ages

The Newarke precinct in Leicester is where De Montfort University has its campus. Its history goes back to the Roman period where there is evidence of farm and other buildings, culverts, agriculture, burials and roads, in a low density settlement … Continue reading

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Projection Mapping and Medieval Virtual Reality

Over the past couple of months we’ve been examining a range of delivery methods for historic building reconstruction visualisations beyond apps and on-screen video fly-throughs, in particular for museum and exhibition settings. A couple of techniques have been of particular … Continue reading

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3D Printing Architectural Models in ABS

For the past six years we’ve been making architectural models using our Z-Corp 420 and 650 3D printers which use resin boned powdered gypsum as the build material which are then treated with a hardener. This produces fine white, exhibition … Continue reading

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Bradgate House Digital Reconstruction

Architecture students at De Montfort University are in the process of developing a digital reconstruction of Bradgate House in Leicestershire. This important early Tudor manor house (actually a minor palace by Tudor standards) has a complex architectural past, with several … Continue reading

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The Newarke in Roman Leicester

Here in Leicester UK we are fortunate in having a rich urban history, not least of which is the establishment of the city by the Romans in the 2nd century AD. Ratae Corieltauvorum as it was known was founded on … Continue reading

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Bradgate – Laser Scanning a Tudor Country House

The Digital Building Heritage Group have been gathering data on one of Britain’s earliest unfortified brick historic country houses including carrying out a series of up-to-date, high resolution, wide area laser scans. A ruin since the late 18th century, Bradgate … Continue reading

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Pop-Up Digital Heritage Cinema at Greyfriars THI Launch

The Digital Building Heritage Group (DBHG) had their AHRC funded show-stand and a pop-up “digital heritage cinema” at the launch event on Thursday 14th May 2015 for the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) in Leicester, held in the covered courtyard of the Boot … Continue reading

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