RTI Workshop PerthThe Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials with generous support from the Gordon Darling Foundation and from the ADFAS Patricia Robertson Scholarship Fund, is presenting two four-day Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) Workshops.

These workshops, led by experts from Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) in San Francisco, will take place at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne from 28 June to 1 July and at the Berndt Museum at the University of Western Australia from the 5 to 8 July 2016.

RTI is a computational photographic method that captures a subject’s surface shape and color and enables the interactive re-lighting of the subject from any direction. RTI also permits the mathematical enhancement of the subject’s surface shape and color attributes. The enhancement functions of RTI reveal surface information that is not disclosed under direct empirical examination of the physical object. For more information about RTI, applications and CHI see http://culturalheritageimaging.org/Technologies/RTI/.

This workshop is a combination of lecture, demonstration, and lots of hands-on work. As a participant you will:

  • Learn how to apply highlight Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)
  • Grasp the latest research in the multiview technique, RTI with microscopes, and using multispectral imaging with RTI
  • Become familiar with related computational photography techniques, such as algorithmic rendering and photogrammetry
  • Apply what you learn in small teams: instructors break the class into groups of three-to-five people for hands-on work
  • After attending this class, you will know how to set up, capture, process, view, and disseminate RTI images on the Internet.

For more information see the AICCM website: https://aiccm.org.au/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=24