Cultural Heritage Assets Optimization Workflow for Interactive System Development

Kedong Chai, Yue Li

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Abstract

An increasing number of reconstructed digital assets are being created worldwide to preserve cultural heritage. These assets can be used in interactive systems such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to provide effective ways to access and learn about cultural heritage. One of the widely adopted reconstruction techniques is close-range photogram-metry. However, scanned models need to be processed and optimized before they can be used in interactive systems, which requires a series of retopology and baking work to reduce the size of models while maintaining visual fidelity. Nevertheless, manual retopology and baking are complex processes. An efficient optimization workflow is essential for the use of cultural heritage assets in interactive systems. This paper presents an optimization workflow for retopology and texture baking using free and open-source software. Evaluations show that the workflow demon-strates its strengths in its high efficiency, versatility, learnability, and low cost. This work contributes insights to researchers and practitioners in the field of cultural heritage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE 46th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2022
EditorsHong Va Leong, Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani, Yuuichi Teranishi, Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Hiroki Kashiwazaki, Dave Towey, Ji-Jiang Yang, Hossain Shahriar
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1822-1827
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665488105
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event46th IEEE Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2022 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 20221 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2022 IEEE 46th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2022

Conference

Conference46th IEEE Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period27/06/221/07/22

Keywords

  • 3D modelling
  • AR
  • digital heritage
  • interactive system
  • photogrammetry
  • retopology
  • texture baking
  • VR

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