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Digital Michelangelo Project: Creating Virtual Sculpture

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January 7, 1999
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Stanford University
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Through the magic of advanced computer graphics, art lovers soon may be able to examine highly realistic, three-dimensional images of the statues of Michelangelo on display screens at their local art museum, or even on their personal computers. The technology will make it possible to view a sculpture from different angles, zoom in on details as small as chisel marks, change lighting conditions to see how they affect a statue's appearance, and maybe even animate the classic figures.

Through the magic of advanced computer graphics, art lovers soon may be able to examine highly realistic, three-dimensional images of the statues of Michelangelo on display screens at their local art museum, or even on their personal computers. The technology will make it possible to view a sculpture from different angles, zoom in on details as small as chisel marks, change lighting conditions to see how they affect a statue's appearance, and maybe even animate the classic figures.


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