The Glasgow School of Art Digital Design Studio is to create 3D Digital Models of Forth Bridges working in partnership with Historic Scotland it was announced today, 29 October 2014. Scotland’s First Minister made the announcement on a visit to the Forth Bridges Visitor Centre.
The portfolio of previous projects has provided the DDS with the necessary experience and capability to undertake the digital documentation of extremely complex structures such as the Forth Bridge
Alex Salmond said: “The Forth bridges represent Scotland’s industrial past, creative present and our dynamic and innovative future. They are the pinnacle of world leading design and engineering. Therefore it is only right that we do all that we can to conserve and protect them for future generations.
“This exciting new project will not only help to create an extremely accurate record for the conservation and management of the bridges but will also provide digital content from which it will be possible to provide animations, fly-throughs and basic education materials that will help inspire our next generation of Scottish engineers.
“The bridges are iconic landmarks in Scotland and these digital images will no doubt help to showcase their magnificence and attract tourists from across the globe.”
“The Digital Design Studio at The Glasgow School of Art is proud to be part of this exciting and challenging project,” says Dr Paul Chapman, deputy director of the Digital Design Studio. “Our previous portfolio of projects, including many joint ventures with our long term partner Historic Scotland, has provided us with the necessary experience and capability to undertake the digital documentation of these extremely complex structures using laser scanning and other cutting edge technologies.”