An extraordinary reality capture experience
In October 2016, an international team of architects, engineers, historians, and students participated in a two-week project to digitally capture key sites in Volterra, as well as the walled-in portion of the city itself. Led by Autodesk, Case Technologies, and the Volterra-Detroit Foundation, the group used Faro laser scanners and camera-mounted 3DR drones to capture the sites. Located on a hilltop in Tuscany, the city of Volterra’s recorded history dates back almost 3000 years, when Etruscan craftsman used locally-mined alabaster to carve funerary urns and sarcophagi. It is one of the few cities that still has significant structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.
Following the AIA-award-winning workshop and visit in June of last year, Lenovo, Case Technologies, Autodesk, and the Volterra-Detroit foundation have partnered to offer an exciting experience.
A 12-day reality capture workshop will be held in Volterra, Italy April 15th through April 28th.
Professionals and students with interests in architecture, urban design and planning, historic preservation, archeology, art history, and public relations, marketing or tourism will get hands-on experience in photogrammetry, laser scanning, and modeling for virtual reality and augmented reality.
Featured Autodesk software: ReCap, Revit, Revit Live, 3DS Max Interactive (formerly Stingray), Civil 3D, and InfraWorks.