The 3D-ICONS project exploits existing tools and methodologies and integrates them in a complete supply chain of 3D digitization to contribute a significant mass of 3D content to Europeana. These guidelines aim to document this complete pipeline which covers all technical and logistic aspects to create 3D models of cultural heritage objects with no established digitization.

Each section of these guidelines corresponds to one of the _ve interlinked stages of the 3D-ICONS pipeline:

  1. 3D Data Capture Techniques
  2. Post Processing of 3D Content
  3. 3D Publishing Methodology
  4. Metadata
  5. Licensing & IPR Considerations

When reading the guidelines it is important to understand that each stage in the processing pipeline is interrelated, and therefore one should look at the pipeline as a holistic approach to the challenge of capturing and presenting 3D models of cultural heritage models. Data capture, post processing and 3D publishing activities normally occur sequentially after each other.

The direction of these activities is not only towards the final online 3D model. In carrying out your own 3D heritage efforts, one should also consider the final potential publishing methodology, and travel back up the supply chain to identify what are the most appropriate capture and modelling techniques to provide this online 3D solution. The processes involved with the creation of metadata and the selection of appropriatedata licensing should be integrated at all stages of the pipeline.

View and download the Guidelines (Including Case Studies)