Monday, 6 June 2016

For lesson plans and resources used in the Gosforth Cross project, see

For my RSA blog about the same project, see

Here is the Cumbrian version of the film, again using Professor Powlesland's 3D scan, this time with the 'texture' ( a coloured skin made from the original photographs that created the scan. 

Though it is well worth seeing the real Gosforth Cross, and there are other important viking age sculptures inside the church, this 3D scan makes it easier to understand the markings on the cross than during an actual visit to the site. With the blender software, the lighting can hit the virtual model at the optimum angle. In real life, even on a sunny day, only one side at a time will be visible as clearly.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

A working draft version of the film made about the Gosforth Cross with Richard Cobden Primary is now online, Gosforth CofE Primary version to follow shortly...

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Gosforth Cross

I am currently working on an RSA Fellowship project about the Gosforth Cross with Richard Cobden Primary, Camden and Gosforth CE Primary, Cumbria. The project has been substantially enhanced by the work of Professor Dominic Powlesland of the Landscape Research Centre who has made a 3D scan produced in collaboration with the Leverhulme Trust 'Impact of Diasporas' research programme at the University of Leicester.

Here is the medium resolution version...

And the medium resolution with colour,,,

Gosforth2 Mw Tex by Professor Dominic Powlesland on Sketchfab

Dominic explaining the value of scanning objects like the Gosforth Cross.

How the scanning process works.

Timelapse (x20) footage of the photography...

Photographing the top of the Cross