Historical reconstruction in short film format based on measurement data
As part of the establishment of an information centre in the Bavarian municipality of Markt Einersheim, ArcTron 3D produced two films about the castle ruins Turmburg and Altenspeckfeld.
The Turmburg castle is a High Medieval motte with a square tower. It was probably built between the 9th and 11th centuries, but abandoned in the 12th century. Apart from the now densely overgrown tower mound, no recognisable structures are visible today.
The castle ruins, of which only several individual remaining wall sections still exist, were built around the year 1200 as a hilltop castle. Between 1525 and 1624, the castle was destroyed and rebuilt several times, until it finally began to deteriorate into ruins from the 19th century onwards.
Using terrestrial 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry by drone flight, the current state of the visible building structures was first surveyed and then processed into 3D data. Together with the digital terrain data of the area, high-resolution 3D models of the surroundings were created.
Based on the 3D survey data and archaeological-historical specifications, such as floor plans and drawings, the multimedia specialists create 3D reconstructions with a high level of detail and credible authenticity. In a multi-stage process, we initially defined the rough geometry of the buildings and then continued with reconstructing the details. Subsequently, the objects received suitable and realistic textures and in a final step the landscape around the castle or motte was visualised.
We produced two animated short films combining real, on site film footage, the processed 3D surveying data and the digital 3D reconstructions. In just 2 minutes each, viewers can experience how the motte and the mountain castle have changed from the High Middle Ages to the present day and what life in this region might have been like in the past.