Ausonius Présentation

AUSONIUS Archéovision PFT3D, Bruno Dutailly
AUSONIUS Archéovision a platform for 3D technology (PFT3D) at the University of Bordeaux 3. One of the major challenges of Archéovision is to promote the use of 3D technologies to other research teams in archaeology as a research tool, and not only as a way to present the ancient data. The AUSONIUS Archéovision PFT3D is a pioneer in this domain and established new techniques to optimize the results and helped to define clear goals in strict time windows. The research activities of AUSONIUS Archéovision PFT3D concern primarily the restoration of buildings that today have partially or totally disappeared. The work consists in elaborating 3D scenes for establishing restoration hypothesis on the screen in order to confront other old sources with the 3D scenes, and thus obtain a high degree of scientific validity of the hypothesis. Every restoration integrates an approved methodology and is under the control of an expert committee. All 3D models of the AUSONIUS Archéovision APFT3D are steadily updated according to new investigations and are stored in a database with web access. Members of this partner develop plugins for Maya and 3DStudio Max, organize the international conference Virtual Retrospect every two years, and have published in numerous international scientific conferences. In terms of equipment, they own Faro ScanArm and a Minolta Vivid for 3D scanning, and a 8m * 3m Reality Center projection with passive stereo as a 100 seat amphitheatre for public showing. Archéovision has a large experience in 3D acquisition. Among recent scanning campaigns, we can cite the acquisition of numerous pieces of wood, and a part of the bucket chain in the thermae of Barzan, the Akhenatonʹs head (Museum du Louvre), a Cast of the Sphinx of Naxos, one of the only Gallic Carnyx in Tintignac, Buddhaʹs head from Borobudur (Museum Georges Labit), the Bronze Dolphins from Vienne, and the Statue of Notre Dame de Grasse (Museum des Augustins).