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3DVisA Index of 3D Projects: Sculpture

Maximilian’s Cenotaph, Hofkirche, Innsbruck, Austria

Maximilian’s cenotaph in the Hofkirche at Innsbruck consists of an empty sarcophagus which is decorated on top with five figures and 24 reliefs in white marble (approx. 82 cm x 55 cm each) placed in two rows around its sides. The cenotaph is about 3 m x 5 m. The statue of Maximilian rises 4.5 m above the base. The aim of this project was to demonstrate 3D scanning capabilities for surveying and documenting large structures of this kind.

Two different scanners were used to capture the whole object in 3D with high accuracy.

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Wolfgang Böhler, Monica Bordas Vicent, Guido Heinz, Andreas Marbs and Hartmut Müller, i3mainz – Institute for Spatial Information and Surveying Technology, Fachhochschule Mainz.

Sources and further details:

Böhler, W., Bordas Vicent, M., Heinz, G., Marbs, A. and Müller, H. (2004), 'High Quality Scanning and Modeling of Monuments and Artifacts', FIG Working Week 2004, Athens, Greece, May 22-27, 2004, (PDF), pp. 1-17.

Record compiled by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel. Last updated: 11 September 2006.

3DVisA gratefully acknowledges the help of ...... with preparation of this record.

© i3mainz and 3DVisA, 2006.

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