New article – Interactive Landscape Relighting

I have just published a short article, co-written with Paul Cripps, entitled Interactive Landscape Relighting in the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society’s Archaeology Special Interest Group Spring 2011 Newsletter.

It is a summary of the work I have been doing on scaling virtual Polynomial Texture Mapping techniques up to allow us to examine whole landscapes in new ways through interactive lighting. The analytical tools used to analyse and interpret the surface or patina of an artefact using Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) tools can be applied at a landscape level, making it an ideal tool for earthwork studies and landscape archaeology in general. Paul and I hope to take the technique further, and now that others know about it, we look forward to seeing how it is developed by others.

Head over to the RSPSoc Archaeology SIG and download the PDF. Read a previous post on Interactive Landscape Relighting.

2 Responses to New article – Interactive Landscape Relighting

  1. tookiebunten 5 May, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    That looks very interesting and will be interesting to see how it develops. Reminds me a bit of the Bryce 3D landscape modelling software I used in college.


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