Monday, 6 June 2016
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.