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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: a tomb a day Reply with quote

hi after a short absence.
I am experimenting with amalgamating images in Photoshop, and here are some of the results.
I am playing with X-raying the images.

No.1 Djoser.



There are no layers beneath the Step Pyramid since there is so much information that it makes a confusing image.
It's a work in progress, as usual and....... Karnak/Luxor beware.
Alan went back last Weds.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's very cool! Looking forward to seeing more. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm.
I have no idea why my image has gone, I certainly didn't delete it.
It must be the Gremlins

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No.2 Sekhemkhet
When I made the image it reminded me of Vitorian/Edwardian plates, so I changed the typeface to a 19th century one. It looked right.

Mark I


Since it looked right, I aged it slightly
Mark II




Alan goes back to Karnak just in time for JJ's to close. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is an interesting and nicely done images. The big question is why are you doing this? If it is just for fun, the "aged" thing make sense, but if you like to combine fun whit something useful, i think that there is no need to add artificial textures. You may instead add more useful data, like more dimensions, legend to explain what is what, and a bibliography.

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!

I like them all a great deal.

Can you add this one?

[img]http://www.archaeogate.org/print/photo.php?src=18_article_677_3.jpg[/img]
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are very good, indeed, but I am also interested as to why you are doing them? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Horus 2, these images are part of a Bigger Thing. I have been making 3D models for quite a while now; I have modelled all of the pyramids from mastabas to Mentohotuep II, and I have modelled all of the major tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
Having done done all this, what to do with them?
I did the pyramids and mastabas because most web sites show what is above ground and occasionally there are one or two line drawings of what is inside the superstructure or what is below ground but is really isn't a lot of information.
My self appointed task, should I choose to accept it, was to make these into something that everyone can see and (hopefully) understand.
My Opus Magna.
The viewer has a much better chance of understanding a simple rotating image than they ever have by trying to interpret a 2D drawing on a piece of paper. These are to scale, where I can get scale, that is.
I did this my using a very basic 3D programme; Google SketchUp.
I thought SketchUp was a good choice of 3D modelling software since I can export each and every model to Google Earth. And I have.
Aren't pyramid lines interesting......
The downside of Google Earth is it will only show what is above ground.
I have been working on creating a website that has basic information; where it is and who built it (and when) plus a very few basic facts.
The problem is the sheer size of the information, it is going to end up as a huge file and that's just the pyramids, I haven't even thought of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings yet. I have made the models but I reckon that's going to have to be a separate web site since I am running into gigabytes on the pyramids alone.
This is a screen grab of one of the pages in the web designer programme. It is of the 'Ruined' pyramid at Meidum, compete with underlined words from the spell checker.



There is a brief description at the top, a picture at the bottom left and a video of the bottom right.

the picture at the bottom left is linked to this larger image

and I need to re-do it since I'm not happy with the image at the top right.
It's a work in progress.....
The video at the bottom right of the first page would give a short video plus 'labels' that give information

I cannot embed a video to this site, so here is a link, The original video was a .avi file that was 140k. I have converted to a flash file that is only 50k, but I lose resolution. Hey Ho.
The.avi of Khufu is over half a gig!

http://s95.photobucket.com/albums/l142/RobinMorgan/pyramid%20photos/004%20Ruined%20Pyramid/?action=view&current=004RuinedPyramid.mp4

Most of the information comes from a variety of sources, but mostly Mark Lehner, Miroslav Verner, Kurt mendelssohn and others.
I have these files on Photobucket and I understand that viewers are plagued with adverts. I use Firefox and AdBlock so I don't see them

As I say, it is all a work in progress that never seems to end.
Thanks for spending the time to wade your way though this...
PS. Hello to Kevininabydos wherever you are.

PPS. Egyptian Rose, you posted while I was typing War and Peace. This probably explains most of why I'm doing this.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cladking, here is your image 'aged'



It won't print though. It looks OK on the screen but pants when you print it.
It is easier to 'age' a sheet of printer paper with a wash of weak tea, dab the corners and edges and let it dry . You then have to hope that it will go through your printer.
I've had varied results.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. Very impressive.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are nice.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And another

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jumping forward to the end of the Middle Kingdom...

Senusret III's underground tomb at Abydos is relatively easy to model in 3D but difficult to put onto paper and still convey the meaning of the tomb.

There is so much information that I have put the screen grabs onto three pages. and it still missed out a lot of info.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And (almost) finally....

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