Modern Computer Graphics is a bridge builder, linking 3D data collection disciplines such as
archeology, computer vision, laser scanning, photogrammetry and surveying with serious gaming. In
order to exploit the full potential of data like point clouds, meshed and/or triangulated surface
models, archeological radar and hyper spectral imaging huge efforts are necessary to transform this
data into high quality 3D/4D graphic worlds embedding stories and semantics in the right place. In
archeology, quite often intangible models in 3D or 4D are extented by tangible models just to
demonstrate life and cultural habbits at a given point in time.
The talk will demonstrate the power of modern computer graphics for daily productions of 3D/4D
content, to be visualized on screens of any size and using Augmented and Virtual Reality. Virtual
reality tools are reflected and examples will be given.
3D/4D Apps are demonstrated as well, using the game engine Unity as core element, importing the
individual models created in highly interactive platforms such as Autodesk 3ds Max.
Michael Klein, Founder and CTO of 7reasons GmbH, Vienna, is a professional in Computer Graphics
and serving for more than 3 decades for computer graphics applications in archaeology and cultural
heritage. He delivered astonishing deliverables for the Naturhistorisches Museum (NHM) Vienna, the
outdoors preservations of the roman settlement Carnuntum, Austria, the Virgil chapel Vienna, and
Haus der Geschichte Bonn, Germany, to name only a few.
He studied originally design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and changed his
professional orientation in the beginning of the 1990ties to 3d Modelling and Animation and applied
these skills to the sector of cultural heritage and film production.
Most recently he is creating apps for Windows, iOS and Android platforms to transform
archaeological and CH content for “on the move" usage. He is also a professional for AR and VR
applications exploiting recent computer graphics hardware for 3D/4D indoors and outdoors
He is actually involved in the following EU Projects: Four-dimensional Cultural Heritage World
(4D CH World, FP 7)), the Marie Curie International Training Network (ITN) Digital Cultural
Heritage (DCH) (FP 7), and ViMM Virtual Multimodal Museum (Horizon 2020).
University of Stuttgart, VISUS-Building, Allmandring 19, Vaihingen
Powerwall Room -01.116
University of Konstanz, Universitätsstr. 10, Konstanz
Powerwall C202 (Live Transmission)