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The Tomb of James II King of Scots

For annotations please view model in full screen. This model depicts a historical interpretation of what the tomb of James II of Scotland (1430-60) may have looked like. James II was King of Scots from 1437 until 1460 when he was accidentaly killed by an exploding cannon. He was buried in Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh. The tomb was likely destroyed by an invading English army during the Anglo-Scottish wars in the 1540s. James was perhaps the first succesful king of the Stewart dynasty. At the time of his death he had the popular support of his nobles having won a civil war against the powerful Douglas family earlier in his reign. He married Mary of Guelders, a relation of the powerful Duke of Burgundy and was succeeded by a male heir in his son James. The tomb was modelled in 3ds Max based on historical research on Scotland and royal European tomb building in the 15th Century. Submited as part of a Masters Thesis in International Heritage Visualisation.

Alexander III of Scotland Hammered Penny

For annotations please view model in full screen. This penny was produced in Scotland between 1280 and 1286 during the reign of King Alexander III (1249-1286). Coinage had been produced in Scotland since the capture of English silver mines by King David I in 1138. Coins at this time were made by rolling out a weight of silver into a sheet and cutting it into discs. These were then placed on a small anvil bearing the king’s head design and struck with a steel punch bearing the cross design. This coin is of the 2nd recoinage of Alexander III’s reign and was issued from 1280 until his death in 1286. The recoinage of 1280 came at same time as English recoinage, replacing the recoinage of 1250 following his inauguration. The economic improvements during Alexander’s reign led to a boom in minting and his coins are among the most common medieval Scottish coins that can be found today. This model was created using photogrammetry before being optimised with the modelling software blender. Submited as part of Masters Thesis for International Heritage Visualisation.

Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum Front Tower 3D Model

3D model of the front tower of the Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum. Modeled with Autodesk's 3d Studio Max and textured with photos taken on site. Submitted as part of an assignment in the MSc in International Heritage Visualisation at the Glasgow School of Art.