Visualization and Deformation Techniques for Entertainment and Training in Cultural Heritage

We think that state-of-the-art techniques in computer graphics and geometry processing can be leveraged in training and entertainment to make the topic of cultural heritage more accessible to a wider audience. In a cooperation with the “Antikensammlung” in Erlangen we produced five unique applications – all based around emperor Augustus – to visualize different scientific aspects for a big event targeted towards the general public. The applied methods include blending, geometric fitting, animation transfer and visualization techniques. Besides being entertaining, some of the presented applications are the foundation for more substantial research.