Restoring Fort Frontenac in 3D: Effective Usage of 3D Technology for Heritage Visualization
- 1Department of Visual Communication Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA
- 2Department of Cultural Materials Science and Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA
- 3Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Keywords: Heritage Visualization, 3D Computer Graphics, Interactive Virtual Design, Web Design, Effective Usage of Learning
Abstract. This paper is composed of three elements: 3D modeling, web design, and heritage visualization. The aim is to use computer graphics design to inform and create an interest in historical visualization by rebuilding Fort Frontenac using 3D modeling and interactive design. The final model will be integr ated into an interactive website to learn more about the fort’s historic imp ortance. It is apparent that using computer graphics can save time and money when it comes to historical visualization. Visitors do not have to travel to the actual archaeological buildings. They can simply use the Web in their own home to learn about this information virtually. Meticulously following historical records to create a sophisticated restoration of archaeological buildings will draw viewers into visualizations, such as the historical world of Fort Frontenac. As a result, it allows the viewers to effectively understand the fort’s social sy stem, habits, and historical events.