Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn
In an exhibit in the Rheinische LandesMuseum in Bonn in connection with Michelangelo’s drawings, also six drawings of fortifications by the Italian artist were shown. These drawings represent Michelangelo’s expressive sketches for a new kind of stronghold for the city of Florence. Using knowledge about historical buildings and comparing other fortifications, the two dimensional sketches were transmitted into three dimensional computer models for the exhibit. The result was presented to the museum visitors in the form of a simulation film.
From the computer a haptic model was produced in the plasters printing procedure, which shows the simulated area of the depicted fortifications. The design of the haptic model was checked beforehand and requests from the commissioners were adapted.