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Files under embargo

Reason: File access is limited to the Blackfoot Digital Library [BDL] and to the Museums currently caring for the items.  Models will be freely viewable on the Mootookakio’ssin microsite of the BDL.   Limiting access to full photogrammetric datasets is a community-led decision safeguarding and protecting against misuse of community ‘assets’.

3D model of ABDUA:5605 (Moccasin) at Aberdeen University Museums and Special Collections

posted on 2022-05-20, 11:30 authored by Thomas AllisonThomas Allison, Louisa MinkinLouisa Minkin, Concepts Have Teeth


Catalogue Description: Multi-coloured floral beadwork design with traces of yellow paint background to the floral design. Made in 4 parts: sole, upper (inc. vamp and quarter), cuff, tongue. Underneath cuff: red 'stroud' edged with a faded light blue ribbon and dark green silk trim with cut metallic beads sewn on with cotton thread. Little tag at the heel. Separate sole, not worn. Probably created for teenage boys.

Photogrammetric dataset of 79 jpeg images, taken on project visit to Aberdeen University Museums and Special Collections, Marischal College, Aberdeen, September 2021.

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 Photogrammetric image dataset processed and meshed in Agisoft Metashape. Models refined, unwrapped and decimated in Zbrush and Blender. Textures projected in Agisoft MetaShape from image dataset. Textures retouched   in Blender and Affinity Photo. Model provided in high and low polygon counts in both obj and usd formats. A web optimized version of the model is provided as a glb. 


Concepts Have Teeth, And Teeth That Bite Through Time: digital imaging and Blackfoot material culture in UK museums.

Arts and Humanities Research Council

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