Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Battle of Grunwald in 3D


A team of digital artists has created a stereoscopic interpretation of the painting "Battle of Grunwald" by Jan Matejko.



(Video link) The best way to interpret the depth is with a video turn. "The project posed a challenge to animators, who were required to meticulously interpret and recreate the 1878 original and find solutions to problems such as how to depict figures who were partially obscured by those next to them."

See a visual breakdown of the project and a longer video at the project website. 

7 comments:

etc, etc said...
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etc, etc said...

The figural groupings are there yet they are so atomized it borders on abstraction. By the way, according to Roger de Piles, the assemblage of these groups or parts is how grand manner paintings came to be referred to as "machines". I once heard a classical realist refer to his painting as a machine, which seemed rather uninformed because he didn't use grouping in any traditional sense.

bill said...

A similar, but more extensive, thing was done with Piranesi prints. A step toward the future? In any case it's tons of fun.

Found this through Lines and Colors.
http://vimeo.com/36757486

Daniel Silberberg said...

Really inappropriate music, but cool effect.

Devoid said...

The problem with this approach is that the specular highlights don't shift as the camera moves around the figures. This ends up flattening the results. I was pretty shocked when I saw they modeled out these figures.

Humza Khan said...

awesome!

David Still said...

Very cool. But a bit annoying that we can see a part of this painting in amazing 3D, but we still don't have a satisfactory hi-res image of the painting itself...