3D virtual reality Victorian photographs

Lady Hawarden's studio - October 2016

Clementina Fleeming, the pioneering Victorian photographer moved into a newly built house in Princes Gardens, South Kensington in 1859 where she would photograph her family until her premature death in 1865. The sparsely furnished drawing room on the first floor which we are reconstructing in VR was the backdrop to many enigmatic images of her three eldest daughters.

The Ross Fountain - Edinburgh

The Ross Fountain - September 2016

The fountain, gifted to the city of Edinburgh in 1869 by the gunsmith Daniel Ross, is the finest cast iron fountain in the UK. Currently in a state of disrepair, it has recently been scanned in 3D and the 122 individual pieces will be dismantled for repair and restoration. Our virtual lighting tests are part of the long process of returning it to its former glory, described at the time as 'grossly indecent and disgusting; insulting and offensive to the moral feelings of the community and disgraceful to the City.'

Student housing visualisation

University of Sheffield student housing - August 2016

A series of 3D visualisations of a major new student housing development proposed for a site at the University of Sheffield on Winter Street.

Medieval medicine interactive

Medieval medicine interactive - July 2016

An interactive exploration of the herbs used in the medieval world for treating everday illness, common diseases and serious injury. Our animated illustrations, based on surviving examples from the 15th century, allow the visitor to treat ailments from gruesome woundings to teeth worms and piles.

Historical site development

3D reconstructions for a 900 year timeline - June 2016

This 3D aerial reconstruction shows part of the mid-Victorian phase from an interactive timeline that explores the development of a monastic site from the 12th century to the present.
Extensive research has gone into piecing together the cycles of building and demolition that connect the medieval religious buildings and their landscape to the museum currently being built on the site.

Medieval knight skeleton

13th century virtual autopsy - May 2016

Sir Geoffrey de Dutton was murdered in 1248. This English knight survived the Fifth Crusade but died a lingering death at home after being cut down by a sword which had hacked into several vertebrae in the upper part part of his spine.
His exhumed skeleton also shows signs of other trauma and severe illness which are the subject of an expert 3D investigation that explores and explains distinctive features from the skeleton on display.

Norton Priory church interior

Medieval church reconstruction - April 2016

We are currently researching and reconstructing the painted interior of a 12th century Augustinian Priory church showing how it might have looked around the time of the Black Death.
A large area of tiled floor from the chancel was excavated in the 1970s but only fragments of the building above the base course survived the Dissolution in 1536.

Newark 1643 fortifications

Visitor Information Centre official opening - March 2016

The new Visitor Information Centre at the Newark Civil War Centre opened on the 29th of March.
To coincide with the event we produced new content for the Civil War Galleries and material for the press and TV promotions including a flyover of the 1643 defences and a 360 degree animation of outlying Royalist artillery fortifications.

Civil War database map

Canna House - Feb 2016

The Island of Canna was bequeathed to the National Trust for Scotland in 1981 by the Gaelic folklorist and scholar John Lorne Campbell who lived in Canna House with his musician wife Margaret Fay Shaw.
As part of a Studioarc publication about the house for NTS, we are producing digital watercolour illustrations that show how various rooms in the house will appear after conservation and conversion work is complete and the house re-opens with a dedicated study facility for its unrivalled Gaelic archive and library.

Civil War database map

Civil War siege database - Feb 2016

The zoomable map is part of a museum based interactive database of sieges which took place in the Civil Wars of the mid 17th century.
Individual sieges can be searched for using a number of filters including location, year, outcome, protagonists, strangeness and casualties.

Robert Gordon University student accommodation

Student Housing - Jan 2016

We are producing 3D visualisations of this student housing development designed by Ica Architects which has been proposed for Robert Gordon University at Garthdee Road in Aberdeen.

Norton Priory

Medieval coffins - Jan 2016

We are currently reconstructing a number of carved and painted medieval stone coffin lids as part of a museum interactive exploring their artistic and social significance and the symbolism of the imagery. This example from the second quarter of the fourteenth century is inscribed in Norman-French and shows a cross emerging from an oak staff in the mouth of a green man.

Norton Priory

Norton Priory Museum - Dec 2015

We have joined the team on this £4.5m museum development at the most extensively excavated monastic site in Europe and will be working in partnership with Pixelstag to illustrate many facets of its 900 year history as part of the Monastery to Museum 900 project.

South St Andrew Square

South St Andrew Square - Oct 2015

This 195,000 sq ft mixed use development by Standard Life Investments and Peveril Securities is currently on site in Edinburgh. We are carrying out the visualisation and testing of the exterior lighting design options with FotoMa Lighting Architects.

Biggar Museum responsive website

Biggar Museum Trust - Aug 2015

Delivery of a new responsive website designed by Campbell and Co to accompany the opening of their recently completed Biggar Museum project. The site will be updated and managed by the Trust using the built-in content management system.

Galway Wind Park Visitor Centre

Galway Wind Park - Jul 2015

The Planning Application of our designs for a Visitor Centre, viewing tower and forest trail at SSE Renewable's proposed Galway Wind Park has been submitted in association with Campbell and Co.

Connemara Cultural Centre

Connemara Cultural Centre - Jun 2015

We have been working with Bright 3D on the interior views of the proposed Connemara Cultural Centre adjacent to Padraig Pearse's Cottage in Ros Muc, a Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way which will provide visitors with an interactive introduction to the Irish language, the local Gaeltacht culture and the surrounding landscape.

Handpainted English Civil War flags

Civil War Flags - May 2015

Delivery of eleven hand-painted 17th century silk flags for the opening of the National Civil War Centre in Newark. We manufactured five Royalist flags, five Parliamentarian and a swallow tailed Royal Standard for this exciting new museum in Nottinghamshire.

Lighting Wormistoune tower house

Wormistoune House - Apr 2015

We are testing lighting designs by Foto-Ma for Wormistoune House, a 17th century Scottish tower and garden in Fife which is being extended by Simpson & Brown Architects. The gardens will re-open to the public next year after the works are complete.

Richard Serra sculptures at Berrydown House

Richard Serra sculptures - Mar 2015

Modelling this opposing pair of new Richard Serra sculptures in their proposed garden setting at Berrydown House has allowed us to test the effects of several alternative lighting designs by Foto-Ma Lighting Architects and to help refine the specification and location of those light fittings.

Reconstruction of Newark-on-Trent in May 1646

The 1646 siege of Newark - Feb 2015

Nearing completion of the reconstruction of Royalist earthworks at Newark-on-Trent as they appeared in May 1646. This reconstruction will be used in a Town Trail App and for interactive content throughout the new National Civil War Centre.

The Discoveries Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland

NMS Discoveries Gallery - Jan 2015

We're modelling the current configuration of the Discoveries Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland for their exhibition design team. The team will use this model as the basis of their re-gallery re-design which is just one part of a major £14m development programme.