Make use of others’ experiences
Here we will compile stories and experiences from museums who have worked on creating and publishing 3D models.
The National Museum of Science and Technology
Example: Photogrammetry of complex mechanical models
The National Museum of Science and Technology has been working on three mechanical wooden models and have made the following reflection:
“The size of the models limited the ways in which we could work on the objects, they take up more room and it is harder to get good, consistent lighting across the entire model. At the same time, it was harder to get information on the model from beneath, as they are cumbersome to rotate or turn over. We also cannot risk laying them upside down.”
“It is always hard when you have too many small details, such as thin fencing, or closed-off areas which create dark areas and angles. But in general, our work has progressed without major issues. There will no doubt be issues which we will have to fix afterwards, in the modelling. You have to assume so in almost any case. We expected it to be hard to register all the information, and you can see that we have taken photos inside the circles. That is where we have zoomed in to capture more information. This has given us three very nice models.”