The Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman
Empire is a private 3D project
I finished in early 2010.
I tried to rebuild the original as
detailed as possible.
This is an extremely high-poly model I
reduced to approximately three
million polygons via mesh-optimization
to use it for animations and renderings.
Every detail from the arrangement of tiny
pearls, over the inscriptions of the so-called
“Bildplatten” (picture-plates), to the
cross was precisely realized.
The characteristics of each material like
gold, iron, gems or velvet were exactly
adjusted to achieve a photo-realistic
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, at the opening of an exhibition about Charlemagne in Ename, Belgium
The screen displays an interactive touch-animation of my visualisation.