The Process

Step 1:

  • Repairing the building and Cleaning the space in which fossils are stored.
  • Cleaning the fossils .
  • Arranging and storing the fossils categorically in containers and polyethene sheets .


Step 2: Maintaining Stock Registers of each species

  • All stock registers are maintained in excel files.
  • Following are details entered in Stock Registers:
    • Registration no.
    • fossil name
    • dimensions
    • scaled photo
    • location of the area from where it is collected
    • estimated price
    • location of place where it is stored




Step 3 : Photogrammetry

EQUIPMENTS

  • 3D scanner : Creality 3D Scanner
  • Computer: ASUS VivoBook S15 I7 8gb RAM
  • Photogrammetry software : CR Studio 1.7.3.371BETA
  • Editing Software : Blender
  • Table Top Tripod :Oben TT-100
  • Turntable :Smith-Victor TT360 8" Manual Turntable
The Setup

Development of 3d model

MASKING AN IMAGE
BUILDING TEXTURE
EXPORTING THE FILE
EDITING ON BLENDER SOFTWARE
FINAL VIEW AT 3DVIEWER SOFTWARE

Advantages of 3d models

  • Gives more Authentication to fossil inventory
  • These are more interactive , audience has full view without any restriction on angle of viewing .
  • Researchers , tourists and hobbyists has an access to these models which help in showcasing the rich heritage of DFNP .
  • Which in turn will attract researchers , hobbyist , tourist not only from india but also from other countries
  • Artificial reality is being utilized to give best possible experience for smart phone users.
  • Virtual reality can also be used , where whole virtual museum will be created on VR APP which give whole new experience for VR headset users.
  • Using 3d printer , these models can be replicated which can be used even after loss original fossil .
  • Replicas of these models can act as souvenirs which help in sensitizing the tourist visiting fossil park