Lviv company digitizes Mariupol Drama Theater and other buildings destroyed by Russians
The team of the Lviv-based Skeiron company has created a 3D model of the Mariupol Drama Theater destroyed by Russian forces
Representatives of the Skeiron company told about this at a media briefing, Espreso reports.
They are also working on existing unique monuments to have 3D models of these structures in case of damage, which can help in the restoration. The ditized materials can also be used in the tourism sector by organizing 3D tours of museums. Since the beginning of the year, more than forty objects have been digitized.
"Everything is scanned down to the smallest detail. The result is a model that can be used for any restoration task. We hope that the objects we scanned earlier will not be damaged. But if something does happen, we will have the data to restore them," said Yurii Prepodobnyi, co-founder of Skeiron and coordinator of the #SaveUkrainianHeritage project.
The project coordinators say that work on digitizing the interior of the theater and the central part of Mariupol is still ongoing. To do this, Skeiron is collecting pre-war photos and videos.
"In the future, if we have the opportunity, we will be able to recreate the interiors in more detail to recreate all this through different gaming environments," says Andriy Hryvniak, coordinator of the SaveUkrainianHeritage project.
In total, Skeiron has already digitized more than 40 objects in Lviv, Kyiv, Khmelnytskyi, Volyn, Vinnytsia, and Chernivtsi regions. The longest work so far has been the digitization of the Chernivtsi University model, which the team has been working on for several months. As of today, the work has not yet been completed.
"It takes up to six months to process one such object. At the beginning of the full-scale war, we scanned the Dominican Cathedral and St. Andrew's Church in Lviv. At that time we focused on the facade and interior, but we didn't have enough time to go to the attics and crypts. Now we are planning to climb the roofs of the churches and the Korniakt Tower to finish scanning and complete the work," said Andriy Hryvniak.
He says that a small rural wooden church can be digitized in a day or two, the St. George's Cathedral in Lviv will take two weeks, and the Chernivtsi University with all its buildings will take at least a month. Now Skeiron representatives receive requests from all over Ukraine, for example, they have received an invitation to scan the Sviatohirsk Monastery. However, since Sviatohirsk is on the front line of the war, it will be difficult to do this at the moment.