Visualising interior space

Point Cloud Interiors

Now that laser scanning of buildings can more easily be fed into AutoCad we will probably see something of a change in how we measure/survey and 'see' existing buildings. As the technology moves forward it is possible to build point clouds not just from laser scans but from collections of photographs, Colliseum below. Even Xbox Kinect can be used to scan your living room into 3d.          New Aesthetic?

Actus 3d

Grosmont Church PNG – Image from the registered point cloud data (Aberystwyth University)
Point cloud from photos

While the usefulness of scanning buildings is clear there is a particular digital/pastoral beauty to landscapes captured this way. As they are often captured from  just one viewpoint their information (like a photograph) is partial and dependent on point of view. The uncontained nature of landscape in this instance more clearly parallels the laser with our own vision, somewhat near-sighted.



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