Computer Modeling, Analysis and Visualization of Angkor Wat Style Temples in Cambodia
Project of the Visualization and Numerical Geometry Group
Project supported by the "Gottlieb Daimler- und Karl Benz-Stiftung"
The main aim is to develop computational methods and fast as well as flexible CAD-tools for reconstruction of
Angkor Wat style temples. The final output will be adaptable to other educational and cultural issues such as
databases of virtual museums or tours accessible through Internet. A successive refinement from the whole
complex temple down to an individual temple block is applied. The analysis of the temple (based on 2D plans,
digital images) is done including block identification and classification (23 different blocks).
Implementation will be done on PLASM (Programming LAnguage for Solid Modeling), a functional language
which provides a complex 3D model with very simple syntax rules. Moreover it provides VRML file format,
ideal for direct transformation and handling via Internet. This format can also be used for visualization
in a virtual reality environment.
Picture Galery of the Simulated Reconstruction
Symmetric building blocks of the basement and a reconstruction of a complete tower in Angkor Wat style.
Detail of a complex relief at Angkor Wat and its reduction to an abstract form.
Actual state of the so called Library. Simulated reconstruction fitted into the original photo. Raytraced image of the so called Library:
View from above
Geometric model without texturing The so called Library