Description

GLEN TOWER INTRO

SMR No.: WI023-008002-

Monument Type: Round Tower

The Round Tower is to the NW of the cathedral on slightly higher ground within the main graveyard with its round-headed granite doorway facing the cathedral. Built on two offsets, it had five floors above the entrance carried on beams set into beam-holes. There are four trabeate windows at various levels and a further four at the cardinal points, just below the reconstructed conical cap. A rectangular channel runs right through the thickness of the wall just below the doorway. Round towers are a typical feature of early medieval Irish monasteries and are likely to have been built mainly between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries AD. They symbolized a monastery's power and were probably used as bell-towers.

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Perspective view of untextured 3D model of The Round Tower, Glendalough Perspective view of untextured 3D model of The Round Tower, Glendalough Elevation view 1 of untextured 3D model of The Round Tower, Glendalough Elevation view 2 of untextured 3D model of The Round Tower, Glendalough Elevation view 3 of untextured 3D model of The Round Tower, Glendalough Elevation view 4 of untextured 3D model of The Round Tower, Glendalough Plan view of untextured 3D model of The Round Tower, Glendalough External photograph 1 of The Round Tower, Glendalough External photograph 2 of The Round Tower, Glendalough External photograph 3 of The Round Tower, Glendalough





 

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Technical Details

3D Capture Method: Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS)

3D Capture Description: Phase based terrestrial laser scanning using a Faro Focus 120 laser scanner. The instrument quotes the following specification:

  • Distance accuracy up to ±2mm.
  • Range from 0.6m up to 120m.
  • Measurement rate up to 976,000 points/sec.
  • Intensity & RGB. Integrated colour camera.
  • Photorealistic 3D colour scans with up to 70 megapixels.
  • Parallax-free colour overlay.

Laser scans geo-referenced using RTK GPS with VRSnow corrections

Data Processing Software

Processing of point cloud data: Faro Scene & Pointools
Meshing of data: Geomagic Studio 2012
3D Modelling & Texturing: Autodesk Mudbox, Mari, 3D Studio Max

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