Willis Digital

As part of the upcoming Robert Willis Symposium at the University of Cambridge on 16th – 17th September 2016, organised by Santiago Huerta and Alex Buchanan, a digital re-presentation of elements of Willis’s research into medieval vaults has been given. Nick Webb’s paper is inspired by the digital techniques used to investigate medieval vaults in the ‘tracing the past’ project, and re-presents some of Willis’s original figures, links for which can be found below.

Re-presentation of Willis’s original figure 3 – this uses digital enhancements over the original figure to highlight specific elements discussed by Willis in the associated text. This is presented as a parallax webpage.

Re-presentation of Willis’s original figure 9 – this uses images of a new 3D digital model to highlight specific elements discussed by Willis in the associated text. This is also presented as a parallax webpage. Additionally, the 3D digital model itself is embedded onto a webpage enabling the viewer to zoom, rotate and explore the figure in greater detail. The link for this can be found here.

Re-presentation of Willis’s original figure 10 – this uses an animation  of a 3D digital model to explain the processes described by Willis in the text and original figure in greater detail, showing the transitions between each stage.

 

A collaborative research project using digital techniques to investigate medieval vault design in the British Isles.