clipo

Archaeology professor at a state university in the west.


Crystal Skull
Crystal Skull
MKUltraReject (Over 1 year ago)
1 of 13 maayaapan sky earth heart crystal quartz skulls

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Fallen Moai
Fallen Moai
MinkD (Over 1 year ago)
Dr. Hunt I presume? Have you contacted Rapa Nui field school students to gather extra field photos? Also have you played with importing the point cloud data into a 3D software?

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Rock Mulch Garden - NW Coast
Rock Mulch Garden - NW Coast
dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Interesting. What's the significance of these rocks?

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Moai at the British Museum
Moai at the British Museum
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Very cool, photosynth is great for sharing pieces like this, thanks for sharing!

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Moai Tuturi
Moai Tuturi
snorky2k (Over 1 year ago)
This is a fantastic way to document precious history that could be damaged by storms, earthquakes, or vandalism. I've made models from pictures in the past manually. A quarter would work for a size reference. I also like post it notes for their sharp edge and how many you can carry.

Jonathan (Over 1 year ago)
what if you just included something like a quarter in some of the shots? that would give you something to base the remaining scale from since it's a known size.

clipo (Over 1 year ago)
This was just an experiment - I had a series of photos I took casually of this statue over the past several years as I walked past it and I wanted to see if those photos could be used to generate a model of the statue. I have many more photos of other statues and during our next field season will do more systematic shots. Ultimately, I'd like to be able to get relative measurements out of the photos through the point cloud. This would make a great way to document statues as well as create data for analysis. My other synths include blimp photos of the quarry. I'll do one for Ahu Nau Nau next.

K (Over 1 year ago)
very cool! you got a nice reconstruction of the statue for 37 photos. personally i'd like to see a few more of the landscape to put it in perspective. tell us in the description about your trip and why you chose this particular statue (moai?).

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Ahu Tongariki
Ahu Tongariki
dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
That's really cool that they came out so well considering you didn't shoot the photos with a synth in mind. Excited to see more of you work.

houdan (Over 1 year ago)
it's really a very intersting place. hope I could visit there in the future

clipo (Over 1 year ago)
Actually, no. These photos (like the other) were taken casually over a series of years of work on Easter Island.

K (Over 1 year ago)
wow! this came out very well even though it's synthy score isn't that high. did you take these images specifically with photosynth in mind?

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Cotuzmalguapa
Cotuzmalguapa
clipo (Over 1 year ago)
yes - we have a radio control to trigger the camera that is attached to a 9' blimp filled with helium.

blaise (Over 1 year ago)
These are taken with a blimp? How cool! How do you control the camera? Is there a remote?

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Rano Raraku - 3
Rano Raraku - 3
blaise (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful!

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Rano Raraku - 2
Rano Raraku - 2
blaise (Over 1 year ago)
a.k.a. Easter Island, right? Cool!

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