Not to be outdone by the general trend in the world, 3D scanning technology has started to respond in Vietnam as a superior image data archiving tool and a perfect complement to the original exhibits.
Fast and customizable
After repeated silicon deposition on a fossilized turtle model of 300 years to mold the version for the purpose of unsuccessful display, causing some areas of the turtle to peel off, Dr. Nguyen Van Viet - Director of the Center. - Inadvertently known 3D scanning technology and decided to try new methods.
"Dr. Viet came to me in desperate situation because the original specimen of fossil turtle located in Kim Boi, Hoa Binh that he very precious risk of damage. After understanding the requirements, we conducted cleaning samples, using 3D scanning technology to digitize, processed on the software to divide the sample into small parts, and then put into CNC machine to give. The fastest version, but still the same as the original turtle, "said Nguyen Van Cuong, Director of 3D Master Co., Ltd. - started the conversation with us about 3D scanning technology.
The speed and accuracy of the new technology has led the historian to say: "3D scanning technology and CNC machining are more accurate than manual methods." The finishing time is also much faster. - only about four days; You can also zoom in and zoom out as you want. "That is not to mention the original sample was not interfered" - Mr. Cuong expressed great heart.
Real turtles (far, right) and 3D modeling.
Picture: 3D Master Co., Ltd
A perfect complement
This story is not rare in conservation circles, museums when the benefits of 3D scanning technology for their work increasingly evident.
National Museum of History is one of the leading applications of 3D scanning technology to promote the value of antiquated objects from 2013, such as Ngoc Lu bronze drum, Hoang Ha drum, Thinh, Dao Thinh, Lach Truong, two people together, blowing bronze, pressing "Vn", Vo Canh beer, Viet Khe boat tomb, Van Ban bell.
"Scan 3D for visually superior images. Viewers can see every detail of artifacts from a variety of angles. Take for example the case of Ngoc Lu drums - the national treasures No. 1 of Vietnam. Over thousands of years, oxidized, now empty like a black copper. However, when applying 3D scanning technology to save images, every detail on the drum appears clearly to each feather on the bird. Or, as with the exposed exhibits, 3D images allow the viewer to focus on any detail they are interested in. Many museum staff also exclaimed "3D scanned images help them understand their artifacts" - Nguyen Thi Thu Hoan - Head of Public Education, National Museum of History - no words of praise Advantages of new technology.
"In addition, it is possible to re-use digitized material for periodical displays for the purpose of display or study whenever needed without necessarily having to contact the exhibits." Ms. Hoan added.
Dr. Viet sees another great aspect of 3D scanning technology when it comes to museum applications: "Museums love to use 3D scanning technology, especially the warehouse, because it provides a methodology. Handling away from objects, avoiding unnecessary contact may harm the artifacts. Managers, such as museum directors, who have full digital data, will be able to make plans for faster displays or to exchange information more conveniently than to go to counting. "
There are quite a few private companies involved in scanning 3D architectures, statues, decorative patterns ... in temples and pagodas such as 3D Master , Vietsoft Pro ... for many purposes such as fabrication of sessions Available in different sizes depending on requirements or create a new version to replace the old damaged, lost ...
Even as Vietsoft Pro, they have ambitions to use 3D technology to digitize historical cultural data - a technology that they pioneered in Vietnam.
"This is extremely helpful in restoring relics. For example, unfortunately a temple is burnt, but if it has been scanned 3D based on that data, it is entirely possible to reconstruct the new temple as original to detail, color, texture "Explained Hoan.