Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / The Virtual Historical Reconstruction of the Trinity Church in Yeniseisk City

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Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences: 2011, Vol. 4, Issue 7
Baryshev, Ruslan A.
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Baryshev, Ruslan A. : Siberian Federal University , 79 Svobodny, Krasnoyarsk, 660041 Russia , e-mail:
Virtual reconstruction; virtual historical reconstruction; history of Central Siberia; virtualization; three-dimensional modeling; Orthodox Church architecture

The article describes the experience of creating a virtual historical reconstruction of the Trinity Church located in Yeniseisk, the oldest city in Central Siberia, as well as its history and specificity. One of the main features of the article is the description of current trends in creating virtual historical reconstructions. One of them is the creation of virtual reconstructions as close to reality as it is required by the objectives of the project. This approach is in-demand in the industry of documentary films, historical programs, etc. Another trend is to create virtual copies of the objects as realistically as possible. This approach is used widely throughout the scientific world because it allows to show the historical authenticity of the object. The article describes the authors approach based on the synthesis of these two trends. Thus, the technology of the virtual reconstruction of the Trinity Church presented in the article is considered to be a combination of different methods, when a significant number of references and the exact reconstruction of all parts of the exterior on three-dimensional polygons define the historical authenticity of an architectural object, and the constant control over the number of polygons (vertices), and the use of the most effective tools help to create a relatively small reconstruction. This will allow us to use the resulting material as a basis for further visualization and research. For example, this approach allows us to apply the obtained models in the interactive applications with a real-time visualization. The virtual reconstruction of the Trinity Church is available on the web-site of the Institute for the Humanities of the Siberian Federal University:

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