Sacred Centers in India

Project Details

A research project studying the Buddhist Bodhgaya and Hindu Gaya centers in India, analyzing their histories through study of textual, archaeological, and art-historical resources.

Over the course of this project, I led the development of a 3D recreation of the Vishnupada Temple in Gaya, beginning from reference photographs and measurements collected by the project team. This modeling allowed the later development of an immersive VR version of the model, allowing users to experience the temple in an immersive virtual environment featuring authentic audio, and controls for lighting conditions and time of day.

3D Development:

  • Blender
  • Unity / C#
  • SteamVR
  • Matterport 3D photography