As I’ve mentioned before, you can find a massive number of objects to examine and places to explore in full 3D with or without VR on SketchFab.com. If you’re interested in Scottish history, the preservation society Historic Environment Scotland has scanned a number of objects and places from around the country and uploaded the models so you can enjoy them free of charge.
They’ve created a 3D tour page with a few choice models and accompanying write-ups. You can explore a rocky mound on the Isle of Lewis from 200 BC, a fortified tower house known as Smailholm Tower near Kelso once owned by the family of Sir Walter Scott, a prehistoric tomb, and Robert the Bruce’s Tomb in Dunfermline Abbey among a few others. Quality is excellent and there’s some nice context included. You can view them right on the tour page or go to the Sketchfab pages for more options and details.
The group continues to record Scotland’s history digitally, and you can explore their online catalog to search and filter on it. There are 174 items with filters on the property where it was found, the time period it’s from, and the type of object. Some are just photos, but a number of them are full 3D models you can explore from any angle
I love collections like this and I’m always on the lookout for more to share. Know of any similar web sites? Let us know in the comments!
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