King of Ballycastle – scanning, photogrametry and 3D printing

Who do you think you are? DNA, identity and culture in Rathlin and the Glens.
5th November 2019

King of Ballycastle – scanning, photogrametry and 3D printing

Project Attributes

Project:

King of Ballycastle

Owner:

Ballycastle MuseumCCGBC Museum Services

Date:

22nd November 2019


Midway through our four days of laser scanning, photogrametry and learning about 3D printing, we’ve had some great interest from the local community and made a few new discoveries along the way.

Most of the statue fragments have now been scanned and John Meneely from Queen’s University Belfast has been steadily stitching the scans together into 3D models. We have played around a little with photogrametry on fragment 4 – the lady’s head, and even had a go printing out a a little copy.

We even got a chance to look through the vestry records of the COI parish of Ramoan, meeting an old friend, Maj. Gen. Boyd – who supposedly brought the statues to Ballycastle – along the way.

For more information on the project, contact Museum Services at cms@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk