Digital Conservation for

Buddhist Deities   

​佛教造像數字修復

IMTM-SHU 120-008 | Core Humanistic Perspectives on China

 

Course Title

Assistant Arts Professor |  Chen Wu-Wei

 

Chen Wu-Wei

Course Description

Dr. Chen integrates the concepts of 3D visualization, interactive info-motion design and digital sculpting into digital heritage contents development. Dr. Chen also hosts digital heritage forum at SIGGRAPH Asia and invites experts of interdisciplinary areas (museum contes, architecture, urban planning,

curation and aesthetics) for sharing. Chen's latest papers are accepted by CIPA , DCH and Springer publication.

 

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This course belongs to the series of topics in Digital Buddhism(Phenomenology, Iconography, Pedagogy, Technology). It aims to explore digital techniques utilized in Buddhist deities restorations. Directions in the course include: traditional restoration, digital imaging, digital sculpting, and innovative techniques as alternative methods. 

 

Students will be guided to understand the different categories of buddhist deities, the traditional ways to restore by handcraft masters, restorations records review, non-intrusive ways to de-bug and protect deities, and principles of reversibility in the restoration process. Advanced optical technology to exam the cultural objects will be introduced in the course as well. 

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"CRAFTING FOR SPIRITUALITY" PROJECT

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In the “Crafting for Spirituality: A Pedagogic Project”, Professor Chen Wu-Wei enhances students' 

knowledge of artistic, cultural, technical aspects associated with digital sculpting using Z-Brush, Maya and Mudbox. Students get to explore character design and concept imagery through speed sculpting while integrating historic sculptures, decorations and motifs.

 

《匠心畫靈性:藝術教學計畫》講座

陳無畏教授主講《匠心畫靈性:藝術教學計劃》中,學員藉著學習數位雕塑,強化藝術、文化、技術方面的探討。作為業界標準的數位雕塑及三維動畫工具,將在此系列,化身為活化文物遺產的平台。系列講座中,亦以亞洲古蹟雕塑為主角,探索角色設計及概念設計的可能性。

 

 

Image courtesy | 3D printing test | Remy Bustani