Visualization and Haptic Rendering of Ancient Woodcarvings in Sri Lanka


This research presents a case study focused on the visualization and haptic rendering of ancient woodcarvings in Sri Lanka. This paper introduces

a virtual reality framework for realistic visual simulation of ancient woodcarvings works with the use of advanced human-computer interaction technologies.


Ancient Woodcarvings

In order to achieve a realistic visual simulation of woodcarvings, we used several texture mapping techniques such as parallax mapping with lighting models, while haptic device is utilized to simulate the sense of touch. To enhance intuitive haptic interaction, we used the Reachin display that integrates a PHANTOM omni haptic device with stereoscopic vision glasses.

Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Geometry and

Graphics (ICGG 2010), Article No 201, 8 pages, ISBN 978-4-9900967-1-7, August 5-9, 2010, Kyoto, Japan.

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R.P.C. Janaka RAJAPAKSE (Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan)
Yoshimasa TOKUYAMA (Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan)
Ashu MARASINGHE (Nagaoka University of Technology, …Japan)
Kazunori MIYATA (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

Raj SOMADEVA (Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, Sri LanKa)



  1. Very Interesting I am sorry I missed the presentation .I have many coins with a face struck with a human figures.Few of them seems to be warriors or deities. Many of these are described in Ancient Ceylon by Henry Parker. They all seems to give optical illusions of birds and animal used in the line drawing the die. This is seen on the out line of the human form. May be of interest to you, If so I could send some scans.

  2. i miss to know more..
    its very interesting idea….
    pl tell me how can i catch it…

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