Today I received a news alert from Heritage Key about the impending illumination of Hadrian's Wall event and it included a marvelous video of a 3D recreation of Hadrian's Wall and Newcastle Fort by a system's analyst known as Decimus who manages a website called Ancient Vine. The graphics in the video were absolutely stunning.
I actually thought Decimus had merged 3D computer graphics with live action because the soldiers in the video looked so lifelike. When I visited his site I saw that they were creations of his talent as well:
Decimus has also created a virtual Roman domus as part of the exhibit "A Day in Pompeii" at Museum Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
wonderful video of a virtual visit to the domus complete with rain water falling in the atrium, music and background sound effects.
He is now working on a reconstruction of the ancient city of Alexandria.
He has already finished several iterations of the Pharos lighthouse and is presently working on a recreation of the famous library.
Decimus is also working on a game set in the fictional Roman town of Opacia that was built on the ruins of Oplontis. It will be an adventure/role playing game and I'm sure the visuals alone would make it well worth the price of the final product!
He has a marvelous image gallery and even offers his graphics for free use with attribution. His site also features a discussion forum with interesting discussions about both Roman History and 3D graphics tools. So, please check out Ancient Vine and continue to encourage such an artistic enthusiast!