CT and animation of coin hoard

My colleagues Grant Cox and James Miles have been doing some amazing computerised magic with a coin hoard, and I thought it was time I wrote about their work. Both of them work with me at the Archaeological Computing Research Group at the University of Southampton. The Selby coin hoard consists of a bunch of coins still in their original container. The thing was submitted to a CT scan produced and processed by Richard Boardman and Mark Mavrogordato (mu-Vis CT centre). The results of this were then arranged into a sequence of animation by James Miles while Grant Cox made an accompanying animation in 3DS Max of coins raining down on the container. The video is now on show in the British Museum as part of the permanent Citi money exhibition. Worth a visit!

One Response to CT and animation of coin hoard

  1. Adam Clegg says:

    I love the 3-D work being done as of late on archaeological collections. It allows examination of artifacts without compromising their safety and makes the information accessible to a vast number of researchers instead of the select few. Idaho State University has an impressive 3-D lab to check out @ http://ivl.imnh.isu.edu/

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