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Can I place sculptures in my virtual gallery?

Can I place sculptures in my virtual gallery?

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

(this feature is activated only on demand and for paid accounts. Please contact support to unlock having 3D sculptures)


There are two possibilities to create 3d works in KUNSTMATRIX:

A) 2.5D "Billboards":
The image(s) will always face the visitor and create a 3D-like impression, although they are "only" 2D photos.

See this example in an exhibition:
https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/409325/tefaf-maastricht-...

You need photo(s) of the sculpture from one or multiple angles. They should be from the same height and distance. Their background needs to be removed and the images saved as PNG files with transparency. Then name them according to the angle from which they should be viewed, for example 0001_sculpture_big.png (frontal view), 0180_sculpture_big.png (view from the back), ... .

How-to:
1.) Upload a "title" image for the sculpture

2.) go to the 3rd tab "3D-DISPLAY" and check the box "transparency"

3.) set the checkbox in 4th tab "MEDIA" -> "sculpturetype" to BILLBOARD

4.) upload the above mentioned, background-free photo(s) in the "TEXTURES" field

5.) optional: select a pedestal/plinth for the sculpture

B) Full 3D:

See an example here:
https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/16501/gigi-scaria-settle...

You need a 3d model of the artwork. Else modeled with a 3d program (preferred) or created via photogrammetry or a laser scan.

About 3D files:
- preferred file formats: glb (or obj+mtl)

- size: optimal 2-3MB; maximal recommended: ~20-30MB, max. 100k faces

- objects must be scaled to real dimensions (1:1) and the placed at the 0,0,0 point of the file

How-to:
1.) Upload a "title" image for the sculpture

2.) go to the 3rd tab "3D-DISPLAY" and check the box "transparency"

3.) set the checkbox in 4th tab "MEDIA" -> "sculpturetype" to SCULPTURE

4.) upload the above-mentioned model in the "GEOMETRY" field (and its mtl file, if available)

5.) optional: if there are textures for the model, upload them in the "textures" field

6.) optional: set a pedestal/plinth for the sculpture

Placing 3D into the exhibition

1.) Drop the sculpture onto the placeholder

2.) move it with the arrow-handles to the place you like

to rotate: press "r" key
to transform (move): press "t" key


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