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Ebb & Flow: Uncovering Costantino Nivola's Olivetti Sandcast through 3D Fabrication and Virtual Exploration

Moonisa Ahsan, Giuliana Altea, Fabio Bettio, Marco Callieri, Antonella Camarda, Paolo Cignoni, Enrico Gobbetti, Paolo Ledda, Alessandro lutzu, Fabio Marton, Giuseppe Mignemi, Federico Ponchio
The 20th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, page 85--94 - september 2022
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We report on the outcomes of a large multi-disciplinary project targeting the physical reproduction and virtual documentation and exploration of the Olivetti sandcast, a monumental (over 100m²) semi-abstract frieze by the Italian sculptor Costantino Nivola. After summarizing the goal and motivation of the project, we provide details on the acquisition and processing steps that led to the creation of a 3D digital model. We then discuss the technical details and the challenges that we have faced for the physical fabrication process of a massive physical replica, which was the centerpiece of a recent exhibition. We finally discuss the design and application of an interactive web-based tool for the exploration of an annotated virtual replica. The main components of the tool will be released as open source.

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@InProceedings{AABCCCGLLMMP22,
  author       = {Ahsan, M. and Altea, G. and Bettio, F. and Callieri, M. and Camarda, A. and Cignoni, P. and Gobbetti, E. and Ledda, P. and lutzu, A. and Marton, F. and Mignemi, G. and Ponchio, F.},
  title        = {Ebb \& Flow: Uncovering Costantino Nivola's Olivetti Sandcast through 3D Fabrication and Virtual Exploration},
  booktitle    = {The 20th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage},
  pages        = {85--94},
  month        = {september},
  year         = {2022},
  keywords     = {virtual documentation, virtual exploration, massive 3D digital model creation, annotated model interactive exploration},
  doi          = {10.2312/gch.20221230},
  url          = {https://publications.crs4.it/pubdocs/2022/AABCCCGLLMMP22},
}

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