3D Gallery

One thing Deeper Dorset formerly The Shipwreck Project really wants to achieve is to bring the story of a wreck to life. This is not always possible through photos and video alone, although these are indeed valuable tools for the job. In 2015, we really started to ramp up efforts in this area, and a relatively new (certainly to us) area of documenting a wreck site is to build a 3D model representation of it.

After many hours of research we started using Agisoft’s Photoscan to build some simple models from various objects we’d been photographing, just to explore what was possible. I think it is fair to say we were all hooked and saw this new technology as a vital part of our toolset.

Thanks to an incredible sponsorship from Agisoft, donating a full professional licence to their excellent Photoscan software, we have really pushed forward with mapping and modeling various objects and wreck sites.

Below you will find some of the models that have been built and released publicly on the excellent Sketchfab website, mostly by the talented photographer and 3D specialist, Simon Brown.

Brandy Wreck

The Brandy Wreck. Date and name of vessel unknown. Sits in 25m of water in Weymouth Bay. With iron cannon & anchors.

Model ©2016 Simon Brown. All rights reserved.

Brandy Wreck – Underwater Wreck Site by Deep3D on Sketchfab

Fog Wreck

Model ©2016 Simon Brown. All rights reserved.

The Fog Wreck – Cannon One by Deep3D on Sketchfab

The Fog Wreck – Cannon Two by Deep3D on Sketchfab

The Fog Wreck – Cannon Three by Deep3D on Sketchfab

The Fog Wreck – Anchor A by Deep3D on Sketchfab

Alexander(?) Cannon

Cannon found off Chesil. Date and name of wreck unknown.

Model ©2016 Simon Brown. All rights reserved.

Iron Cannon by Deep3D on Sketchfab

Chesil Cannon Site

Chesil Beach inshore cannon site. Name and date of wreck unknown. Scale – Cannon One is approx 3m long.

Chesil Beach offshore cannon site. Name and date of wreck unknown. As a guide for scale, each cannon is approx 2m in length. This model has been decimated from 11.5M faces for display here.

Model ©2016 Simon Brown. All rights reserved.

Cannon Site – Chesil Inshore. by Deep3D on Sketchfab

Chesil Offshore Cannon Site – Low Res. by Deep3D on Sketchfab

Armoured Personnel Carriers

AFV432

More testing of the OrcaLight Seawolf floodlight at Vobster Quay. This armoured personnel carrier now lies in 20m of water.

Model ©2016 Simon Brown. All rights reserved.

AFV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier by Deep3D on Sketchfab

AFV622

FV622 Alvis Stalwart now sitting in 15m of water at the National Diving and Activity Centre. This 6 wheel drive amphibious vehicle is now serving as a diver attraction.

Model ©2016 Simon Brown. All rights reserved.

FV622 Alvis Stalwart – Refined and Scaled by Deep3D on Sketchfab

The Yacht Dolly Varden

3D model of the historic yacht Dolly Varden. Built in 1872 and now under the care of Grahame Knott the Dolly is now registered with National Historic Ships (http://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/2906/dolly-varden).

Scaled and accurate, this model is a record of the ship before restoration commences. The example here has been decimated from 16m faces to enable upload and display.

Model ©2016 Simon Brown. All rights reserved.

The Yacht Dolly Varden. by Deep3D on Sketchfab