The ViDi Center

Research Projects

Visualizing the Past

Archaeological Illumination

Oil Lamp Relighting
For more information see VisualizingThePast


Visualization Projects

David Rittenhouse's 1771 Orrery

ENIAC's 70th Anniversary Virtual Walkthrough

Reading Terminal Market


Graphics Tools and Tutorials

ViDi Tutorial on Computer Graphics

Topical Tutorials

Software Selector



The ViDi Center will fundamentally address the connections between visual analysis and re-synthesis problems, primarily involving 3D objects and environments that pose significant and interesting questions in the Humanities (but also in Medicine and Engineering). The ViDi Center will bring together Engineering and Humanities faculty to embark on deeply collaborative investigations to discover new Computer Graphics modeling and animation methods and apply the best and most appropriate techniques to modeling and visualization challenges presented by human artistic, structural, and cultural artifacts.


Steering Committee

Norman Badler Computer and Information Science School of Engineering and Applied Science
Clark Erikson Anthropology School of Arts and Sciences
Holly Pittman History of Art School of Arts and Sciences
Steve Tinney Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations School of Arts and Sciences