EM 1.1 (current) includes several new features:
- full support to 3D modelling:
- Proxy models are simplified representations of the re-construction through basic geometrical shapes (cylinders, boxes, spheres, etc.)
- Representation models are focused on fine geometries, colour, and material simulations resulting in the final, aesthetic depiction of the reconstruction hypothesis.
- Snapshots: a snapshot is a survey of a model collected in a precise moment in time (i.e. the photogrammetric survey of a Temple in 2014). The snapshots are palimpsest of a context. In order to isolate the elements pertaining to a given epoch they are geometrically segmented and cleaned by posthumous portions.
- EM workflow standardisation (data collection, analysis and outputs).
- Guidelines for scientific publication of a re-construction hypothesis
- Report of virtual activities that enables an intermediate output for non technical users
- Dossier Comparatif for the collection and organisation of the sources
- New conventions in node connection (archs) to simplify and made clearer the visual representation of the EM have specific documentation (whitepapers, on-line wiki, etc.).
- and much more..
Starting from this version, along every new EM, there is a EMF Extended Matrix Framework which includes tools and software to make the use of the Extended Matrix approach smoother and more effective.
The EMF 1.1 includes:
- EMtools Blender addon
- EMviq tool, designed and developed by Bruno Fanini, which provide a complete visualisation and interrogation context within the framework. It is a collaborative, cloud based tool which connects the 3D models (reconstructive and snapshots) with the reconstruction hypothesis (EM). It can be used as a convenient test for the formal correctness of the EM.