For the life of me I don’t recall this discussion at Digital Heritage, VSMM, VAST or any of the other virtual heritage conferences I have attended and it reminds me of other problems that someone needs to summarise and dispel:
- Preservation friendly tools and archives of 3D models: where are they, what are they, and how are they effectively used?
- Clear and preferably verifiable reasons why 3D visualisations help the spread, democratization and understanding of the heritage objects, the intangible value and the research contribution that led to the 3D digitization
- Non-jargon explanation of the use of 3D models to 2D humanities types (yes there is an issue).
Not likely to become a book, but perhaps a book chapter somewhere?