color_correction
Beau Kromberg

Virtual Chert Collection Alpha01f – Color Correction

Hey everyone!

I’ve been busy trying to set up a virtual museum group at Wayne State, but work is still continuing on the Virtual Chert Collection! I’ve renamed the app to make it non-specific so that more regions can be added, and color corrected the models to the best of my ability. The models should now look pretty true to life, though I’ll likely go through them all again before the release and tweak things a little bit (Red channels are maybe slightly too strong on a couple).

Change Notes:

  • Models have all been color corrected
  • Name changed to “Virtual Chert Collection”

The next updates will include:

  • the missing 6 models
  • descriptions of chert types
  • further decimation for faster load times
  • texture reduction for faster load times
  • Model rebuild to remove seams
  • and improved user interface !

Click Below for the New Version of the Virtual Chert Collection!

Web Player Version:
http://trustytrowel.com/beaukromberg/Alpha01f_Web/

Android APK:
http://trustytrowel.com/beaukromberg/Alpha01f_Android/virtual_chert_collection_a01f.apk

(Because I renamed the project it will require you to uninstall the old version and install the new version this time)

 

chert_app_web_screen_v1d
Beau Kromberg

3d Midwest Chert Collection v1d – Update

Found some time to fix a few bugs!

Release Notes:

  • Help menu is now enabled
  • Model toggle buttons no longer skip models
  • GUI now scales slightly better. Needs tweaking
  • Button font changed to make it easier to read

Future releases will add the missing models, Munsell color correction, descriptions of each chert type, web optimization, click&drag / swipe rotation of models, and mobile device compatibility for tablets and phones (OSX & Android).

Click here for the web release of 3d Midwest Chert Viewer v1d. It takes quite a while to load currently as I have yet to optimize the models fully, so please be patient. It took me about 2 minutes to load fully from home.

Special Thanks to Dr. Surface-Evans & Central Michigan University for loaning me the physical chert collection, without which, this would not have been possible.

chert_app_web_screen
Beau Kromberg

3d Midwest Chert Viewer alpha v1b now available!

After a summer of processing models, the first alpha release of the 3d Midwest Chert Collection app is now available.

This release is still missing 6 models, which will be added within the next week.

Release Notes:

  • 4 Flint Ridge models need to be reprocessed as they were cut off by the bounding box while processing.
  • Models all still need to be color corrected with Munsell values. Model colors will appear off due to the lighting conditions under which they were captured.
  • Help menu is currently disabled. Will be fixed on next release.
    • Arrow Keys rotate models
    • Spacebar will reset rotation of models
    • ESC key will return to main menu
    • Q and E keys can be used to toggle models. Input listening in webplayer tends to jump models, will fix next revision.

The next release will add the help menu, and the missing models. Future releases will add Munsell color correction, descriptions of each chert type, web optimization, and mobile device compatibility for tablets and phones (OSX & Android).

 

Click here for the web release of 3d Midwest Chert Viewer v1b. It takes quite a while to load currently as I have yet to optimize the models fully, so please be patient. It took me about 2 minutes to load fully from home.

Special Thanks to Dr. Surface-Evans & Central Michigan University for loaning me the physical chert collection, without which, this would not have been possible.