Since 1587, a bright yellow European-style building has stood at the entrance of the bustling St. Paul’s Old Town, which is the common memory of every Macao person. Mr. Lou, a builder of Lou Chong Neng, who has more than 40 years of experience in restoration of cultural relics, has always been concerned about and participated in the restoration of cultural relics in Macao. He said that although traditional cultural relics restoration techniques have been done very well, most of the cultural relics have no reliable data to trace their original form. The new technology records the true form of the existing cultural relics and protects the common memory of Macao people.
The cultural relics are exquisite and meticulous. Some of the inconspicuous lines and different colors of the church may carry a piece of history and need to be carefully preserved. To this end, we have formulated a comprehensive recording plan, using 3D scanning, VR360 and aerial photography technology to complement each other, in order to obtain the most comprehensive and detailed cultural relic records. We first used 3D scanning technology, supplemented by digital 3D modeling technology, to record the precise spatial structure and color of key cultural relics.
We also used VR360 technology to quickly and accurately scan the 1,300-square-meter (14,000-square-foot) physical space of the church, which solved the difficulties of building cultural relics, such as a large amount of data, a strong sense of space, and many details.
Today, when the concept of protection of cultural relics is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, we finally used aerial photography technology to supplement the overall record. Through aerial photography technology, the surrounding environment of Rose Hall was completely recorded. In addition to this, it can provide information for the future restoration of church roofs and façades.
We are excited about all projects that contribute to the development of culture and the arts, and the completion of each artifact record means that it can travel farther and last longer. Golding Technology’s comprehensive cultural relic recording solution ensures the digital recording of the overall and full details of the cultural relics. In the future, cultural relics restoration workers will have a reference model that can be observed in three-dimensional and detailed, making the restoration of cultural relics more convenient. Of course, future travelers can also visit St. Dominic’s Church with the help of these data clouds. In addition, scholars from all over the world can observe and conduct more in-depth research on Macao culture from the cloud through these records, so that Macao culture can be further explored.