TRAJAN’S COLUMN: 3D Analysis

Digital stereographic photographs are useful for studying the relative volumes of the figures carved on the spiral frieze of the Column. The images presented on this page reflect some initial attempts at capturing the surface of the reliefs in three dimensions.

The images are presented in two formats:  1) parallel stereographs (left-right paired images) that can be viewed through a prismatic viewer such as the Pokescope Pocket Stereoscope.  2) traditional anagylphic format that requires the use of red-cyan 3D glasses.  Color and detail are superior with the use of prisms; red-cyan glasses are inexpensive and and offer a decent three-dimensional effect. The images on this page were sourced from MPO (Multi Picture Object) files captured with a Panasonic DMC-3D1 camera and processed with XstereO software.

TRAJAN'S COLUMN XII/XII (3D detail)Above: Parallel stereo image of Trajan from Scene 12 watching over the construction of a Roman camp.  This image can be viewed as a single 3D image with a stereoscope.

12-P1000104-a-webThe same image as a gray-scale anagylph.  Viewable with standard red-cyan 3D glasses.

The gallery included here offers both anaglyphs and parallel views of relief sculpture from the Column.  These will be updated as additional 3D images are processed.  Please email me with questions or comments.

3d-files

stereo images of Trajan's Column in Rome

[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/3d-files/thumbs/thumbs_p1000106_anaglyh_ppt.jpg]75370Trajan's Column: Casts of the Column (anaglyph)
Stereographic anaglyph of the casts of the sculpted drums from the Column of Trajan in Rome (Museo della Civiltà Romana).<br />Museo della Civiltà Romana, EUR, Rome.<br />RBU2012.1000106-a
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/3d-files/thumbs/thumbs_p1000106_sidexside-web.jpg]59752Trajan's Column: Casts of the Column (parallel stereo view)
Parallel (left, right) stereograph of the casts of the sculpted drums from the Column of Trajan in Rome (Museo della Civiltà Romana).<br />Museo della Civiltà Romana, EUR, Rome.<br />RBU2012.1000106-p
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/3d-files/thumbs/thumbs_16-3d-1000105-a.jpg]57510Scene XVI: Trajan's Column: Lugging Timber (anaglyph)
Anaglyph of Scene 16/XVI: soldiers drag a log from a forest.<br />RBU2012.1000105-a
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/3d-files/thumbs/thumbs_16-3d-1000105-p-web.jpg]54680Scene XVI: Trajan's Column: Lugging Timber (parallel stereo view)
Parallel Stereograph of Scene 16/XVI: soldiers drag a log from a forest.<br />RBU2012.1000105-p
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/3d-files/thumbs/thumbs_32-3d-1000108-a-web.jpg]52660Scene XXXII: Trajan's Column: Attack on a Roman Camp (anaglyph)
Anaglyph of Scene 32/XXXII.<br />RBU2012.1000108-a
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/3d-files/thumbs/thumbs_32-3d-1000108-p-web.jpg]51630Scene XXXII: Trajan's Column: Attack on a Roman Camp (parallel stereo view)
Parallel Stereograph of Scene 32/XXXII.<br />RBU2012.1000108-p
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/3d-files/thumbs/thumbs_p1000110-a-web.jpg]51010Scene XL: Trajan's Column: Helping the Wounded (anaglyph)
Anaglyph of Scene 40/XL.<br />RBU2012.1000110-a
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/3d-files/thumbs/thumbs_p1000110-p-web.jpg]51270Scene XL: Trajan's Column: Helping the Wounded (parallel stereo view)
Parallel Stereograph of Scene 40/XL.<br />RBU2012.1000110-p
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/3d-files/thumbs/thumbs_121-3d-1000123-ana-web.jpg]28790Scene CXXI: Dacians mourn their dead (anaglyph)
Anaglyph of Scene 121/CXXI<br />RBU2012.1000123-a
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/3d-files/thumbs/thumbs_121-3d-1000123-l-r-web.jpg]28580Scene CXXI: Dacians mourn their dead (parallel stereograph)
Parallel stereograph of Scene 121/CXXI.<br />RBU2012.1000123-p
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/3d-files/thumbs/thumbs_p1000125-l-r-web.jpg]28670Scene CXLV: Trajan's Column: The suicide of Decebalus ) parallel stereo view)
Parallel Stereograph of Scene CXLV: The suicide of Decebalus. <br />RBU2012.1000125-p
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/3d-files/thumbs/thumbs_p1000125-ana-web.jpg]28880Scene CXLV: Trajan's Column: The suicide of Decebalus (Anaglyph)
Anaglyph of Scene CXLV: The suicide of Decebalus.<br />RBU2012.1000125-a

This page was updated on 8 January 2018.

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