Visual reconstruction of Hampi Temple - Construed Graphically, Pictorially and Digitally


  • Meera Natampally National Institute of Advanced Studies



Visual reconstruction, Sketchup model, Kinect, Temple architecture, Vijayanagara


The existing temple complex in Hampi, Karnataka, India was extensively studied, analyzed and documented. The complex was measured-drawn and digitized by plotting its edges and vertices using AutoCAD to generate 2d drawings. The graphic 2d elements developed were extended into 3 dimensional objects using Google sketch-up. The tool has been used to facilitate the visual re-construction to achieve the architecture of the temple in its original form. 3D virtual modelling / visual reconstruction helps us to visualize the structure in its original form giving a holistic picture of the Vijayanagara Empire in all its former glory. The project is interpreted graphically using Auto-CAD drawings, pictorially, digitally using Sketch-Up model and Kinect.


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Author Biography

Meera Natampally, National Institute of Advanced Studies

National Institute of Advanced Studies. India


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How to Cite

Natampally, M. (2014). Visual reconstruction of Hampi Temple - Construed Graphically, Pictorially and Digitally. Virtual Archaeology Review, 5(10), 117–126.