The Lost Tomb of Robert The Bruce

A special exhibition at the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow presents the first complete 3D digital model of the lost tomb of Robert the Bruce.

To create this exhibition, CDDV (a joint venture between the Digital Design Studio and Historic Scotland) contributed scanning and visualisation expertise in a collaboration with the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), The Hunterian (University of Glasgow), the National Museums of Scotland, Fife Cultural Trust and the National Records of Scotland.

You can see the model at the Hunterian Museum until the 4th of January 2015, and read more about the exhibition here.

The Definitive Human

The new Definitive Human website went live yesterday. This is a major project to build a medically validated 3D model of the complete human body, with support from a number of partners including NHS Education Scotland, The University of Glasgow, The Scottish Government, and The University of Edinburgh.

The Definitive Human is building a fully 3D, fully interactive, definitive reference for human anatomy for use in education, training and as a tool for medical professionals to support the planning, simulation and rehearsal of medical interventions.

Contact our business development manager, Brian McGeough if you would like to arrange a demonstration:

Brian McGeough, Business Development Manager
b.mcgeough@gsa.ac.uk

DDS on Vimeo (… and YouTube)

Over the years many videos work from the DDS has found their way online – it can be quite a task finding them across a range of sites.

Over the past few years, the DDS has been using a channel on Vimeo to publish videos – http://vimeo.com/ddsgsa. Here you can find a mix of student (and alumni) work from recent years.

Post Haunted - Student short film
MDes Sound for the Moving Image student work on Vimeo

The Glasgow School of Art itself publishes on Vimeo, at: http://vimeo.com/glasgowschoolofart – and there is also a DDS channel within this account – here. Currently this is where you’ll find promotional videos for our programmes and videos highlighting the DDS’ commercial and research visualisation work – such as from The Scottish Ten.

Over the next year we’ll see if we can move the videos from the DDS’ own channel over to The Glasgow School of Art Vimeo account. On top of these accounts, however, there are also videos of student work uploaded by students themselves – such as this channel created by animation students some years ago: http://vimeo.com/channels/gsa

And lastly… there is also a DDS channel on YouTube. The focus of this last channel will be on instructional video for current students, but it will also act as a secondary location for posting content (after all, browsing YouTube is how a lot of folk find things). You can find us on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/user/GSADDS/

Pipers of the Trenches

Pipers of the Trenches
Pipers of the Trenches

Broadcast last night, Pipers of the Trenches was a BBC Scotland special on the role of the bag-pipers in the Scottish regiments in World War I. For the programme, historian Michael Stedman worked with the sound specialists at the DDS, Paul Wilson and Ronan Breslin, on recreating the sounds of the battlefield. This was then played back in our Arup Ambisonic sound lab – which provides a full 360 degree audio experience – to create an authentic and terrifying WWI soundscape.

The program will be online for a further six days on BBC iPlayer – here.  You can read more about the DDS’ involvement in the making of the programme over on The Glasgow School of Art press blog.