During an award ceremony on 2 June 2022, Indietopia won the Excellent Digital Idea contest, organised by Provincie Groningen. We’ll make reconstructions of churches in Groningen, using photogrammetry, drone photo scanning, Meshroom and RealityCapture. With the award money we can update our hardware to be on par with industry standards with the support of the province.
Drone and 3D-scans are useful to visualise (earthquake) damage, a current issue in the Groningen province. They can also be used for renovation, preservation and other purposes. We sent in our scan of the church in Eenrum for the contest (see video on the right).
▪️ Archiving churches;
▪️ Showcasing churches to promote tourism and cultural events;
▪️ Providing 3D-models for free to the public (open-source);
▪️ Monitoring damage and shifts in the churches’ construction;
▪️ Enabling local businesses to make models for items such as soap and candles.
This video shows the church of Klein Wetsinge from all angles. It took 29 hours, 1507 photos, 37.3 million polygons and 81 parts to create the video. With the new hardware we hope to speed up the process.
Anyone can download the 3D-models of this project via Sketchfab. The format is compatible with common 3D software. All the textures are already connected to the models. New models will regularly be added by our team to Sketchfab.