Nei giorni tra il 10 e il 22 ottobre 2016 la cittadina medievale di Volterra è stata teatro di una campagna di rilievi senza precedenti.

L’occasione si è presentata per mezzo di un workshop internazionale organizzato dalla Volterra-Detroit Foundation in cui ingegneri, architetti, tecnici ed esperti di rilievi provenienti da varie parti del mondo si sono riuniti per condividere ed accrescere le proprie conoscenze in materia di costruzione di modelli 3D del territorio, con tecnologie SAPR e Laser Scanner.

Le società e i vari enti con cui Aprflytech ha collaborato affinché un progetto di tale portata potesse essere realizzato sono: Autodesk, 3DR, XGEM, Case Technologies, Volterra-Detroit Foundation, Volterra International Residential College, Comune di Volterra.

Il progetto ha previsto l’utilizzo dello Smart Drone 3DR Solo per l’acquisizione di immagini dall’alto di tutti i principali punti di interesse storico-architettonico, che integrati con le scansioni da terra hanno permesso la ricostruzione fotogrammetrica di tutto il centro storico della città etrusca.

Aprflytech, con il suo 3DR Solo certificato per area critica, si è occupata in prima persona della progettazione delle missioni di volo e della realizzazione dei voli in una lunga serie di location, tra le quali figurano: Piazza dei Priori, Palazzo dei Priori, Piazza San Giovanni, Battistero di San Giovanni Battista, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, Teatro Romano, Porta all’Arco, Volterra International Residential College, Piazza Inghirami, Chiesa di San Francesco, Porta San Francesco.

Per ciascuna location, dopo preventivo sopralluogo per l’identificazione degli spazi disponibili e dei fattori di rischio, sono state acquisite immagini sia con modalità di presa nadirale, sia con vari angoli di inclinazione della camera rispetto alla verticale degli edifici al fine di ricostruire un modello della città completo in tutte le sue parti.

Il risultato di questa ingente e complessa campagna di rilievi potrà essere utilizzato per molteplici scopi, tra i quali pianificazione e riqualificazione urbana, monitoraggio e ristrutturazione di edifici, redazione di documentazione storica, promozione di immagini e video per fini turistici, ricerca.

 

 

Workshop partners:

Case Technologies, Inc.  Autodesk Inc.  3D Robotics
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All drone operations in Volterra will be realized by APRFlytech (Milan, Italy)
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Location:

The workshop will be held in Volterra, an ancient Etruscan town in the middle of Tuscany. The hill upon which the city is located has been inhabited continuously for 3000 years, and until today it bears witness to all periods of its development, through architecture, material culture and tradition. Please see the Volterra-Detroit Foundation website for more information about the city (www.volterra-detroit.org)

Subject Matter:
The workshop will focus on three distinct, yet related activities:

volterra_3 1. City Model
Will capture and model the entire city inside of the medieval wall (approx. 1/4 square miles) along with the Roman Theatre ruins which is just outside the wall. A perfectly sized area with rich architectural content, this area will be photographically captured via 3D Robotics (3DR) drones with cameras utilizing 3DR Site Scan technology and processed into three dimensional textured, mesh models using Autodesk ReCap 360 photogrammetric technology. The models will be compiled into an overall city model and combined with other features such as terrain, roadway and waterways obtained from GIS sources using Autodesk InfraWorks 360 technology. Potential uses for the end product would be a contextual model for city planning to utilize for new and retrofit projects, virtual tours for city public relations, travel and tourism, historical documentation and research and student design projects and other workshops, etc.
virc_front 2. Detailed Building Information Model
Will capture and model the Volterra International Residential College in a high level of detail, where the participants will be staying and working. This building will be captured into detailed point clouds using laser scanning technology. The point clouds will be registered and processed into a model using Autodesk ReCap technology and linked into Autodesk Revit software to be used to construct a detailed Building Information Model (BIM). This model will serve as a detailed virtual replica of the International Residential College facility and may be used by the Volterra-Detroit Foundation Management for maintenance and operations, future renovation projects and for public relations purposes.
urna_sposi 3. Art and Sculpture Models
Will capture and model significant works of art and sculpture in the city of Volterra in a high level of detail. Significant, ancient works of art and sculpture housed at the Museum Guarnacci and various building ornamentations throughout the city will be photographically captured with high-resolution DSLR cameras and processed into three dimensional textured, mesh models using Autodesk ReCap 360 and ReMake photogrammetric technology. Potential uses for the end product models would be virtual art exhibits, historical documentation, research and preservation, three dimensional printing of physical replicas, etc. Final list of exact subject matter will be produced by interest of the participants.

 

 

 

Workshop Leaders/Instructors

  • Mark Dietrick, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP Director of Services, Case Technologies, Inc.
  • Tristan Randall Strategic Projects Executive, Autodesk

Language

Workshop training and communications will be conducted in English.

Hardware/Software Required

All participants are required to bring their own laptop computer that meet the system requirements and are pre-loaded with the following software which will be provided to all who are accepted into the workshop (for use during the workshop only):

  • Autodesk ReCap 360
  • Autodesk ReMake
  • Autodesk Infraworks 360
  • Autodesk Civil 3D 2017
  • Autodesk Building Design Suite 2017

End Product

In additional to the potential uses of the subject matters listed above, a final comprehensive report will be developed that will capture the process and results of the workshop and will be provided to all participants and partners. All participants will be permitted to utilize any data produced for PR and Marketing purposes.

Workshop Partners

  • Case Technologies, Inc.
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • 3D Robotics