DAT612 – Photogrammetry with RealityCapture Test#2 – The Armoury

My second test of the RealityCapture photogrammetry software was carried out on a section of my proposed subject for digital restoration: the Armoury building at the Boathouse at St. Keverne’s Quay, Radford Lake.

While the circumstances of the photo shoot were not ideal (a blue-sky day with strong, low sunlight caused shadowing on the outside of the structure), I am satisfied with the result.

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DAT612 – Visit to The Boathouse, Radford Lake/Devon Rural Archive

Boathouse, Radford Lake

Just 10 minutes walk from my home is Radford Lake, a picturesque body of water set amongst woodland and parkland. At one end of the lake, hidden amongst the trees stands the ruin of an old boathouse.

This site lends itself well to my proposed final year project at Plymouth University because it is easily accessible, can be photographed from (almost) 360 degrees, and there are some archive images available from which it should be possible to digitally recreate the structure and its surrounding environment.

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DAT612 – Visit to Slade’s Sawmill/Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum


As part of my research for my final year project at Plymouth University, I contacted the Plymouth Archaeological Society to see if their members had any suggestions for heritage sites that might potentially be appropriate for photogrammetry and digital restoration.

A member of the Society suggested the now derelict saw mill that stands at the head of Waterhead Creek near South Pool in Devon.  I was also advised that the Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum held archive photographs of the mill when it was a going concern. Today, I decided to investigate further.

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DAT612 – Photogrammetry with RealityCapture Test#1

My final year project will involve the use of photogrammetry to create a 3D model of an existing item of cultural heritage significance, for instance: the remains of a building, building interior, or individual objects.

Having carried out some research on the various photogrammetry software packages available, I decided to use RealityCapture. This seemed to combine speed of processing with an intuitive workflow. Continue reading “DAT612 – Photogrammetry with RealityCapture Test#1”

DAT612 – Final Year Project Proposal

Outline of area of study/context

My area of study/context is very much related to my dissertation; however, rather than looking at how artificial intelligence can be used in conjunction with the cultural heritage preservation applications of photogrammetry, I will looking at how software applications and my own skills can be used with photogrammetry to bring to life and restore gaps in an artefact, building or location that is part of our cultural heritage. Continue reading “DAT612 – Final Year Project Proposal”

DAT613 – Dissertation Proposal


Can artificial intelligence enhance the practice of digital cultural heritage?

Outline of area of study/context

I’ve always had an interest in technology and in history. When I saw the television advertisement for Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence services that featured Yves Ubelmann’s photogrammetry work in Syria, I was intrigued. I had carried out some basic photogrammetry and worked with Microsoft’s Face API on previous projects so the combination of photogrammetry with AI, particularly in an historical context, was something I wanted to explore further. Continue reading “DAT613 – Dissertation Proposal”