Since 2007 Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów and Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics are together developing precise, structured light-based scanning methods. This cooperation was established in order to elaborate solutions allowing documenting characteristics of the surface of different cultural heritage objects. The gathered data are intended to support the processes of conservation, education, historical analysis as well as the sharing of the visualizations of the especially fragile objects. In order to fulfill those requirements for most of the historic artifacts, scanning with a spatial resolution of at least 2500 points per square millimeter is needed. As a result of those assumptions, files of a very large size are produced. Today's software environments for such a huge data processing and applications to visualize those data are very limited. Consequently, this raises the need for either a significant simplification of visualization process or a reduction of the shared results of measurements (by showing data concerning only a small parts of the heritage objects). Which path would be most suitable for the endusers? Should this insufficiency of the visualization software cause a reduction of the quality of the measurement processes?
Eryk Bunsch, Robert Sitnik, "Precise 3D documentation – between the need of a high resolution and the limit of visualization possibilities" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2017, 2017, pp 19 - 22, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2017.1.0.19