Ranikivav virtual tour VR
A 11th century monument was excavated at the Patan district in Gujarat which was recently recognized and announced as a UNESCO heritage site. The client was looking for a new way of not only documenting the site, but also to showcase the whole heritage site to the public in a view that only the architects of that master piece could see when they initially built it.
A detailed study of the location was made with the help of archaeologists. Every pillar and stone was analyzed, measured by hand, documented through photographs, which was then recreated in 3D to the exact dimension. It was then fabricated into a virtual walk-through which allowed an immersive experience of the monument. Today, this walk-through lets the public view spots that are restricted and even impossible for them to experience in real-time.
The Department of Archaeology wants to create a one-of-a-kind virtual museum where the viewers can explore the museum from wherever they reside. They also want to display their antiquities with a guide who will narrate the story behind each historical piece.
The virtual museum is split by timeline and each floor is depicted in a way that the viewer is transported to that era itself. The antiquities are 3D scanned to its exact texture and measurements using the latest scanners in the industry and are placed inside museum with its appropriate audio and text narration to educate the viewers about its heritage. The uniqueness of the virtual museum is not just the immersion but also the interaction, whereby the user gets to pick up the antique piece and take a detailed look at it, which is not possible in the real world.