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1 Reconstructing Chavín de Huántar (Peru): Designing an Educational Tool for Art Historians Marientina Gotsis Electronic Visualization Laboratory University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

2 { Introduction } Chavin de Huantar today after… 1945 Landslide Farmer Settling Bureaucracy Looting

3 { Introduction } Chavin de Huantar Facts 3,150 Elevation / base of Cordilliera Blanca Livelihood span from B.C. Widespread cult influence Eccentric architecture / elaborate carvings

4 { Introduction } Old Temple / Lanzon Gallery Old Temple: circular subterranean court tenon head series Lanzon Tunnel

5 { Introduction } New Temple New Temple: rectangular subterranean courts, Black and White Portal

6 { Introduction } The Stanford Chavin Project Prior Reconstructions

7 { The ‘Huacas’ Project } a portable learning tool –Virtual site explorations –High quality information –2D and 3D resources –Bibliographical resource target audience –Student –Educator –Enthousiast Overview

8 { The ‘Huacas’ Project } archaeological descriptions, archaeological sketches, archaeological maps, photographs from books and tourist visits, WWW Data Collection

9 { The ‘Huacas’ Project } texture map processing / key object modeling Reconstruction process + +

10 { The ‘Huacas’ Project } Object placement assumptions Tello Obellisk Carvings Pottery Raimundi Stela *Shells: Special Navigation/Portal Object Reconstruction process

11 { The ‘Huacas’ Project } ‘Atmosphere’ assumptions Sound: torch fire crackling, rain rumbling Lighting: torch Reconstruction process

12 { The ‘Huacas’ Project } Authoring Tools and Technology VRML97>CosmoWorlds 3d Models>Alias Wavefront Maya 2.0 MTS>Infini-D 4.5 HTML, JavaScript Minimum Technical Requirements Pentium 233Mhz or higher, 64MB RAM, 4MB VRAM, IE or Netscape 4+, VRML Plugin and SVGA resolution with millions of colors. PowerMac with IE or Netscape 4+ with VRML Plugin and SVGA resolution with millions of colors. Technical Requirements & Notes

13 { The ‘Huacas’ Project } navigation options Full Immersion 50/50 Guided Interface Design 50/50 (1024x768)

14 { The ‘Huacas’ Project } ‘frames’ system VRML Window: plugin Feedback Window: site information and bibliography On-demand pop-up windows: detailed object-specific information and single-object exploration option Interface Design

15 { Conclusions } Bugs Reactions Awaiting technology

16 { The Future } Other Sites Paracas / Necropolis Nazca Lines Chimu / Chan Chan CAVE™


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