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

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • ‘Do not harm Cambodians’, says PM’s son to opposition

    Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son Hun Manet said on Sunday that the Kingdom would not bow to international pressure, and accused some Western countries of siding with opposition politicians who hold dual citizenship to exert pressure on Cambodia. The remarks were made after