As you likely know by now, 3D scanning has a multitude of uses. In fact, it can be used to capture human faces, recreate auto parts, and replicate architecture. It’s the latter option that we’re going to talk about today. In fact, a project called The Scottish Ten is making it their personal goal to capture and recreate models of famous UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
The project began in Scotland in collaboration with Historic Scotland, the heritage agency within the Scottish government; CyArk, a digital heritage organization; and The Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studio and now it’s moving all over the world to capture historic sites for preservation.