As part of Midlothian Heritage Week I organised a workshop with Archaeology Scotland, and in particular the Adopt-a-Monument team, on digital 3D modelling. After an introduction to the subject we went down to Newbyres castle garden where we used the ruins of the castle as our model. We spent the first hour clearing new growth around the stonework – thanks to Ronnie for your strimming last week which helped us considerably.
We then took numerous photos of the castle which we fed into a computer programme back at No. 58. These then miraculously turned into a 3D image that you could do flyovers with on the computer. We were all very impressed.
We intend to buy the software to do this on behalf of the trust and use it to do further modelling of the castle and also of the gunpowder works in Gore Glen. My next post will show you the results!
Many thanks to Cara Jones and Rebecca Barclay.