Category: DAT612 – Final Year Project

This is where everything you have learned over the last 2 or 3 years comes together to make the best piece of work you possibly can! What you are asked to do is present us with a substantial interactive project. It can take any form you like, for example; a web application, an internet of things project, an interactive art installation, an app, a performance using digital technology, a game. And there are many others.

By now you should have a good idea of the kinds of work you like to do and media you like to use. In collaboration with your supervisor, you’ll design, develop and create to a high standard a project in that area. Aim for something you’d be proud to put on your showreel and show to the public in the final year exhibition, and don’t forget, skills such as creativity, project planning, problem solving and effective research are just as important in producing a high-quality result as coding and soldering.

The module builds up to the end of your degree and the Final Year Degree Show Exhibition and this is where you will exhibit your Final Year Projects collectively. This is an exciting end to the last 2 or 3 years of work and is a celebration of the work you have achieved which attracts a large crowd including friends, family, academics and industry experts.

DAT612 – The Boathouse at Radford Lake – A Digital Reconstruction & Restoration

Concept The concept of my project is a digital, interactive three-dimensional environment. The environment is based on a real location and recreates approximately 100 square metres of an area at Radford Lake, near Plymstock in Devon. The core of the project lies, firstly, in the digital recreation of a portion of the ruins which are… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »