The use of digital documentation techniques has led to an increase in opportunities for using documentation data for valorization purposes, in addition to technical purposes. Likewise, building information models (BIMs) made from these data sets hold valuable information that can be as effective for public education as it is for rehabilitation. A BIM can reveal the elements of a building, as well as the different stages of a building over time. Valorizing this information increases the possibility for public engagement and interest in a heritage place. Digital data sets were leveraged by the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) for parts of a virtual tour of the Senate of Canada. For the tour, workflows involving four different programs were explored to determine an efficient and effective way to leverage the existing documentation data to create informative and visually enticing animations for public dissemination: Autodesk Revit, Enscape, Autodesk 3ds Max, and Bentley Pointools. The explored workflows involve animations of point clouds, BIMs, and a combination of the two.

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26th International CIPA Symposium on Digital Workflows for Heritage Conservation 2017
Carleton Immersive Media Studio

Dhanda, A. (A.), Fai, S, Graham, K. (K.), & Walczak, G. (G.). (2017). Leveraging existing heritage documentation for animations: Senate virtual tour. In International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives (pp. 171–175). doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-171-2017