In the ViSIT Project, the RTI method was applied under special "laboratory conditions". In the laboratory for cultural heritage digitization at the chair of Digital Humanities (Prof. Dr. Malte Rehbein) at the University of Passau, an RTI Dome was built and corresponding Software was developed for its operation (MSc Sebastian Gassner).
The construction was based on plans and instructions that can be obtained as Open Source, which were modified with regard to the requirements of the project. The software developed within the scope of ViSIT can be accessed via the section Digital Tools.
The RTI Dome at the chair for DH is suitable for objects up to 30 cm in length and was used in a ViSIT, in particular, the RTI-digitisation of historical coins from the collections of the Oberhausmuseum Passau.
The Hardware of the RTI dome consists of the following essential components:
The RTI Dome Software (written in the scripting language Python) includes three complementary programs that run in a row:
The finished RTI model can then be viewed in an RTI Viewer or integrated into a presentation, like here for example.