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3D scanning digital models for virtual museums
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  • M. Skublewska-Paszkowska,
  • M. Barszcz,
  • K. Dziedzic,
  • P. Powroznik
M. Skublewska-Paszkowska
Politechnika Lubelska
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M. Barszcz
Politechnika Lubelska

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K. Dziedzic
Politechnika Lubelska
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P. Powroznik
Politechnika Lubelska
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A great number of virtual museums exhibit archaeological artefacts in an interactive form using 3D digital models to disseminate them to as many users as possible. Currently, 3D models obtained as a result of scanning museum objects have gained a great popularity. This technique allows to faithfully reproduce objects and to expose artefacts too delicate and precious to be presented in the real world. The aim of this paper is to create a virtual museum in the VR world using 3D models obtained by 3D scanning with structured light.  The advantages of optimising mesh models for their use in virtual exhibitions are discussed. Unity and Unreal Engine, were used to create virtual museums in the VR world. Two twin test applications were prepared. This allowed to compare the performance of the developed applications (processor, graphics card and RAM load). A survey was also conducted among the users of the implemented virtual museum application. For immersion in the world of VR, a low-cost solution was used, involving the use of cheap VR frames, a smartphone and a computer. The frames together with the smartphone were used to display the image, while the entire rendering process was performed on the computer.
29 Apr 2023Submitted to Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds
29 Apr 2023Assigned to Editor
29 Apr 2023Submission Checks Completed
01 May 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 May 2023Editorial Decision: Accept