Cineca developed a concept demo-video of the personal studiolo (study) designed by Isabella d’Este. The project has been funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and presented during The Blender Conference 2016.



For centuries, the personal studiolo (study) designed by Isabella d’Este at Mantua’s Ducal Palace has been accessible only in dispersed pieces and in spaces depopulated of major works and artefacts. Digital technologies offer the possibility of creating a customisable virtual studiolo and, in anticipation of the project’s full construction in order to present its future developments and to start a fund raising campaing, a concept demo-video developed within Blender has been funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

For this purpose, Cineca chose to produce an emotionally compelling video presenting both the historic space of the studiolo as a 3D reconstruction resulting from a photogrammetric campaign, and a selection of objects from the collection once housed in it. During the talk Daniele De Luca and Luigi Verri of Cineca presented the production pipeline and "how we did it": photogrammetry optimisation; fluid and keyed particle simulations; 3D photo matching; dynamic paint; morphing and more.

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