The Parthenon Premiered At SIGGRAPH 2004 Electronic Theater

Published: August 16, 2004
Category: News

The Parthenon, the ICT graphics lab’s computer animation that features photoreal models of the Parthenon and its sculptures, premiered at the SIGGRAPH 2004 Electronic Theater. The film showcased novel research techniques in deriving surface reflectance properties from images, capturing and simulating real-world natural illumination, and building models from 3D scanner data. Technical sketches on the research given by Chris Tchou and Per Einarsson were well-received. The film virtually reunited the Parthenon in Greece with its sculptures in London, briefly restoring the monument to its original glory.