Volume XXXVIII-5/W16
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-5/W16, 77-81, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-5-W16-77-2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-5/W16, 77-81, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-5-W16-77-2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  07 Sep 2012

07 Sep 2012

HIGH AND LOW RESOLUTION TEXTURED MODELS OF COMPLEX ARCHITECTURAL SURFACES

E. K. Stathopoulou1, A. Valanis1, J. L. Lerma2, and A. Georgopoulos1 E. K. Stathopoulou et al.
  • 1Laboratory of Photogrammetry, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • 2Department of Cartographic Engineering, Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Keywords: 3D model, visualization, texture, UV mapping, constrained mesh, rendering

Abstract. During the recent years it has become obvious that 3D technology, applied mainly with the use of terrestrial laser scanners (TLS) is the most suitable technique for the complete geometric documentation of complex objects, whether they are monuments or architectural constructions in general. However, it is rather a challenging task to convert an acquired point cloud into a realistic 3D polygonal model that can simultaneously satisfy high resolution modeling and visualization demands. The aim of the visualization of a simple or complex object is to create a 3D model that best describes the reality within the computer environment. This paper is dedicated especially in the visualization of a complex object's 3D model, through high, as well as low resolution textured models. The object of interest for this study was the Almoina (Romanesque) Door of the Cathedral of Valencia in Spain.