Author Information

Shivan BoodramFollow

Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

individual

Authors' Class Standing

Shivan Boodram, Junior

Lead Presenter's Name

Shivan Boodram

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr Ashley Lear

Abstract

With construction completed over four hundred (400>) years ago, the New Cathedral of Salamanca stands as one of the oldest cathedrals in Spain. Established as a UNESCO cultural heritage site, people from around the world journey to Spain and visit the quaint town of Salamanca to experience its presence and beauty. The cathedral definitely has a unique euphoria about it and was the main reason why the researcher decided to take on the task of investigating this building. Consequently, by taking on this project, the goal was to create a log of the cathedral’s history and design, and with this information, understand the process involved in the creation of a 3-D model of the New Cathedral. In order to accomplish this, the researcher visited the actual site in Salamanca, Spain, and conducted an extensive review of relevant literature on the history of the cathedral. On completion, the cathedral’s valuable design features and sculptures such as, the Astronaut and Dragon Eating Ice-cream figures were documented. In addition to this, an open source model of the cathedral using the 3D modelling software of Sketchup was created along with the procedure used to arrive at this end product.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes, Ignite Grant

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Investigating 3D Modelling of Buildings: New Cathedral of Salamanca

With construction completed over four hundred (400>) years ago, the New Cathedral of Salamanca stands as one of the oldest cathedrals in Spain. Established as a UNESCO cultural heritage site, people from around the world journey to Spain and visit the quaint town of Salamanca to experience its presence and beauty. The cathedral definitely has a unique euphoria about it and was the main reason why the researcher decided to take on the task of investigating this building. Consequently, by taking on this project, the goal was to create a log of the cathedral’s history and design, and with this information, understand the process involved in the creation of a 3-D model of the New Cathedral. In order to accomplish this, the researcher visited the actual site in Salamanca, Spain, and conducted an extensive review of relevant literature on the history of the cathedral. On completion, the cathedral’s valuable design features and sculptures such as, the Astronaut and Dragon Eating Ice-cream figures were documented. In addition to this, an open source model of the cathedral using the 3D modelling software of Sketchup was created along with the procedure used to arrive at this end product.