Texture mapping: part two

Following the positive feedback from my first post, here are two further designs represented using Polynomial Texture Mapping (PTM), including one application of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). These designs were chosen in order to explore the effects of this image capture and processing technique on shiny surfaces: a ‘gilded’ and embossed envelope showing the Crystal Palace, and knitted silk gloves with ‘floss’ silk tassels.

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BT 43/422/74148: Case (paper envelope) embossed with a representation of the Crystal Palace; design registered on 6 December 1850 by Foster, Porter and Company, of 47 Wood Street, Cheapside, London.


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BT 43/422/83039 and BT 43/422/83040: 2 knitted silk gloves with tassels at the cuff, registered on 21 January 1852 by A. Marks of 23 Silver Street, Wood Street, Cheapside, London.

Download the software

For the full experience, including the ability to zoom, you can download the RTI Viewer software, available from culturalheritageimaging.org, then explore the original high-resolution files by right-clicking these links, saving the images to your desktop, and opening them in the RTI Viewer: Paper envelope (59Mb), Silk gloves (52Mb).

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