Friday, January 27, 2012

Tombstone Project

Justify Full"Master Builders of Lancaster," my methods seminar on architectural history had its second meeting. Last week, we spent sometime in Lancaster's cemetery, where students took measurements of assigned graves. Using their measurements, they were required to build a 3D-model of their tombstone. The exercise was intended to teach students basic tools of documentation (measuremnt), as well as, to learn Google Sketchup. The results were amazing. One thing I've learned about my students is that if you give them practical tasks, they make great leaps. Here is an example of a 3D model. Students with no previous training in 3D modeling, learned how to use the software and construct virtual realities.

1 comment:

David Pettegrew said...

This is great! If it's as easy as you say, I may try to replicate it with an 18th century cemetery near Dillsburg!

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