ICT Graphics Lab : The Parthenon
The Parthenon
SIGGRAPH 2004 Electronic Theater
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SIGGRAPH 2004 Electronic Theater

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"The Parthenon" is a short computer animation which visually reunites the Parthenon and its sculptural decorations, separated since the early 1800s. The film used combinations of time-of-flight laser scanning, structured light scanning, photometric stereo, inverse global illumination, photogrammetric modeling, image-based rendering, BRDF measurement, and Monte-Carlo global illumination in order to create the twenty-some shots used in the film.


Related Publications:
Projects Featuring USC ICT's Parthenon Models and Renderings:
Costa-Gavras film "All Around is Light" for the Cultural Olympiad preceeding the 2004 Olympics in Athens
NHK's "The Parthenon: Treasure of Wisdom and Beauty", Japan (2004)
MacGillivray Freeman's IMAX movie Greece: Secrets of the Past (2006)
In collaboration with Matte World Digital
The Louvre Museum's new Parthenon room (2007)
NOVA's Secrets of the Parthenon (2008)
Watch on PBS or YouTube or Hulu.
National Geographic's Treasure Wars (2008)
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