Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Angkor Wat on the digital road to recovery

Angkor Wat on the digital road to recovery

Angkor Wat on the digital road to recovery

If you've ever watched those shows on the Discovery Channel that bring ancient cities

such as Persepolis back to life via digital technology and found yourself shouting

at your TV "Hey, why don't you do that for Angkor?" then fret no more-pixel

by pixel, it is finally underway.

American Tom Chandler came to Cambodia back in 2001 and was captivated by what he

saw. He worked on an archeological dig there and then moved on to graduate studies

at Monash University in Australia.

There, with support from the university's IT faculty and the Monash Asia Institute,

Chandler began work on a project called "Visualizing Angkor" which to date

has produced some short, computer generated, animated depictions of elephants, and

guards walking out of Angkor Wat (image above).

Chandler says one goal of the project is to encourage young Cambodian animators and

3D artists to get involved. In this regard, he says his colleague John Weeks will

open a 3D animation school in Phnom Penh next month. Inquiries about Visualizing

Angkor can be sent to: [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • First deportees of the year touch down in Cambodia

    Twenty-five Cambodian-Americans landed in Phnom Penh on Wednesday, marking the first such deportations of the year. “On Wednesday, US law enforcement authorities deported 25 Cambodian nationals that immigration judges determined had no legal basis to remain in the US,” said Arend Zwartjes, spokesperson for the US

  • Qatar Airways to connect Doha and Siem Reap town

    Qatar Airways Company QCSC has announced a new route connecting Qatar’s capital Doha with Siem Reap, a move hailed by local officials as a significant step to boost tourist numbers. A Qatar Airways representative, speaking at the Kuwait Aviation Show, announced on Thursday that

  • Kingdom drafting new law to strengthen immigration

    The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday said it had formed a working group to draft amendments to the Law on Immigration. Its secretary of state Sok Phal told The Post that the amendments will strengthen the management of immigrants in line with the current situation.

  • Sokha defence denies Tech’s claims

    ON DAY two of Kem Sokha’s treason trial, lawyers for the government said the defence had raised questions in an attempt to allow their client to make a public statement and a conclusion to the case, something his legal team denied. Ky Tech, a

  • Cambodian general visits Myanmar to enhance national defence cooperation

    Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) commander-in-chief Vong Pisen is now in Myanmar leading a delegation that aims to improve ties, particularly in national defence, with the fellow Asean member. The timing of Pisen’s four-day visit to the Southeast Asian neighbour is highly symbolic, with

  • Sokha’s treason trial begins

    The treason trial of Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha began at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday with the presentation of a two-minute video clip. The footage, which was the basis of the charge against him, was dismissed by