Project Management for the Cuneiform Project

Initially the project was to be carried out by two groups who would make separate plans, carry out practice, and capture at the library together. I was in Group 1. Group One Amanda Morse (Rep) Processing Seán Sourke Processing James Byrne 3D Printing Eleanor Obrien Digitization Aine McAdam Reporting (withdrew from the project) Michael Kurzmeier …

Cuneiform Tablet 2H

This is Cuneiform tablet 2H from the Russell Library Cuneiform Collection at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland. Dating from the Ur III period (ca. 2100-2000BC), it is an administrative tablet of Neo-Sumerian culture written in the Sumerian language. It has a combination of stylus and cylindrical seal impressions, the latter has figurative elements on both …

Cuneiform Tablets 2E, 2H, and 3J

The Cuneiform tablets illustrated on this page form part of the Russell Library Cuneiform Collection at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland. The images were captured using a Canon 7D in RAW format under daylight balanced Photogeek soft boxes. Image processing was carried out in Photoshop Camera Raw processor including colour correction and white balance using …

Cuneiform Tablet RAW Image Processing

Image Processing What follows is a brief outline of the RAW image processing carried out to prepare the capture images taken in the Russell Library in Maynooth, of their Cuneiform Tablet Collection, for processing in Agisoft Photoscan photogrammetry software. The images were captured on a Canon 7D in the cameras native RAW file formats in …

Colour Calibration of Images

White balance and colour correction was applied utilising the X-Rite Colour Passport and software. This process is a relatively simple procedure where the Colour Passport is photographed under the exact lighting conditions with the equipment used in the shoot. Later during processing the image containing the Colour Passport is processed and exported as a DNG …

Cuneiform Tablet Photogrammetry Workflow

Structure-from-Motion – Photogrammetry Software What follows is an overview of the workflow I followed to produce 3D models of three Cuneiform tablets from the Russell Library Cuneiform Collection. It was written as my contribution to the group report for the project. There are a number of structure-from-motion, or Photogrammetry, proprietary software packages available presently. It …