Prof. Goldberg’s Intro to Digital Humanities students have been hard at work over the past few weeks creating digital 3D models of medieval cathedrals, basilicas, and castles. After spending a couple weeks studying these structures the “traditional” way – through a combination of lecture and primary sources – DH’ers dove in to learning how to use Trimble Sketchup, a powerful modeling program used by architects and designers.

After learning the ropes, our students used building plans – think primitive blueprints – and brought these medieval structures to digital life. Finally, Prof. Goldberg processed the models with Lumion, a rendering plugin for Sketchup. Check out this video showing the final results!


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