Color enhanced pipelines for reality-based 3D modeling of on site medium sized archeological artifacts

Fabrizio I. Apollonio, Massimo Ballabeni, Marco Gaiani


The paper describes a color enhanced processing system - applied as case study on an artifact of the Pompeii archaeological area - developed in order to enhance different techniques for reality-based 3D models construction and visualization of archaeological artifacts. This processing allows rendering reflectance properties with perceptual fidelity on a consumer display and presents two main improvements over existing techniques: a. the color definition of the archaeological artifacts; b. the comparison between the range-based and photogrammetry-based pipelines to understand the limits of use and suitability to specific objects.


3D modeling; Photogrammetry; Laser scanner; Dense stereo matching; Color processing; Color definition

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