Ondris Pui, Associate Lecturer, RMIT University Vietnam
About the presenter:
Ondris Pui is an Associate Lecturer at the School of Communication and Design, RMIT University. He has been an academic in the field of emerging technologies, interaction design, and motion graphics for over 10 years. Before that, he had worked in the interactive and broadcast industry across Malaysia, Australia, and Japan. He holds a Master of Multimedia Design (Honors) from the University of Sydney. Ondris is the recipient of the RMIT Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in 2018. He has also established the Mixed Reality Lab and is the facilitator. The lab has a reputation for producing cutting-edge solutions and has works presented internationally and at prestigious conferences such as Siggraph Asia. His current research interest embodies interaction design to motivate physical activity within a sedentary society.
As a digital media academic and the facilitator of the mixed reality lab at RMIT University Vietnam, over the past 3 months, I have been working with the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi to digitized their artifacts. The reason was due to the lack of visitors during this pandemic. Photogrammetry was used as a method to convert photographs of artifacts into 3D models. With photogrammetry, viewers can interact with 3D artifacts online and read annotations. Attached is an example of what I have achieved. https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/ngoc-khanh-statue-71a6255807d74cd9b295ce5f4857cbf9. There are however many challenges that my team facing in the process. This includes the availability of hardware and software, storage, training of staff, and hosting the artifact online.