HOLOGRAPHIC VISUALIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF BIG POINT CLOUD
Keywords: Digital survey, Holograms, Laser Scanning, Point Cloud, Holographic Device
Abstract. The work aims to present and validate the workflow from the 3D survey to the visualization of cultural heritage objects using the innovative Euclideon Hologram Table©. Three case studies surveyed with three different systems and at three different scales have been selected: Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan (terrestrial laser scanner for an architecturalscale), the village of Ghesc in the Ossola valley (UAV survey for an environmental scale) and the cuneiform clay tablet number 727 (structured light system for a detailscale). The whole process of transforming the 3D point/mesh model to hologram was verified, analysing the file formats, technical performance and specifications, file dimensions manageable, and details viewable. The first test shows great potentiality, becausethe hologram exploring is impressively fluid even when zooming to view a higher detail level, despite the high number of points/polygons. The power and performance of the point cloud 3D rendering engine result impressive. Nonetheless,different aspects need further research, from point cloud visualization quality to enhancing 3D model interaction.