Jagannath temple structure scanned using 3D laser scanning services

an affordable alternative to traditional preservation techniques

The Jagannath temple in Puri is among the most important in India. It houses shrines of three deities, known as Tridevi in Indian mythology. The Sri Jagannath temple in Puri was 3D scanned using 3D laser scanning services to help record its historic structure. A team from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) 3D scanned the temple and used it to record its architectural features.

3D laser scanning services provide affordable alternatives to traditional preservation techniques

According to reports, 3D scanning services are increasingly being used in archaeological surveys across India as a low-cost alternative to traditional techniques for 3D modeling, which was often difficult and time-consuming for archaeologists. The 3D scanner works by using a laser. sending out a laser and then detecting the energy that is reflected back to it. 

Reflection time is used to calculate distance. 3D models are built by recalling all the points of an object’s surface, plotting them as 3D points in 3D space, and connecting them with 3D lines called ‘polygons’. 

3D scanning can record 3D images of artifacts, inscriptions, architectural features, and sculptures at a high level of accuracy. 3D scanned data is also being used for 3D printing replicas of heritage artifacts, preserving them for future generations to see and appreciate.

How 3D scanning services work

A 3D laser scan works by using a laser to shoot out the beam and then detecting the energy that is being reflected back. The device then constructs a 3D model by recalling all the points of the object’s surface and plotting them as 3D space points.

3D scanning services are used to produce 3D models of static objects, with one scan capturing the complete object in its environment. 3D models can be saved in 3D files, which can be shared and printed. 3D scanning services are also used to record 3D models of historical monuments, 3D plants, and other 3D designs.

Scans of the temple will remain private

The scans of the Sri Jagannath temple in Puri will remain private and will be used internally by those responsible for the temple to assist with maintenance. However, scans of other cultural objects in the future can help students and the public to explore 3D replicas of 3D scanned objects at their universities or libraries. 

3D scanning services will also be used as a 3D learning tool, as 3D images and 3D models can help train students in archaeology, architecture, and other historical arts.

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