Visit the Pyramids in 3D on the Web
Visiting the Giza plateau in stereoscopic 3D on your PC becomes possible thanks to Dassault Systemes 3DVia interactive plug-in. Once the plug-in is installed, you will have the choice between Nvidia 3D Vision active glasses, Red/Cyan anaglyph glasses or your 3D TV set to enjoy the interactive visit.
The Giza 3D project is using data collected by archaeologist and is based on evidence from more than 100 years of archaeological excavations. The browsable world includes a temple, several pyramids, the tomb of queen Hetepheres (here under), and several mastabas.
Try Giza 3D
First, go to the Giza3D web site.
You will be required to install 3DViaPlayer (from Dassault Systèmes) to run the 3D simulation. Just click on the "Download 3DVia Player" and install the small plug-in. The plug-in is compatible with all recent web browsers.
When the simulation is running, click on the 'gear' icon in the top right corner and you will access the options dialog box and the choice of 'Anaglyph', '3DTV side-by-side', and '3DTV over-under' (see below). If you have 3D Vision glasses from Nvidia, the systems is activated as soon as you go to 'Full Screen' mode. It works also impressively on "Nvidia 3D Surround" mode with the scene spead out on three full HD screens !
If your connection is not the fastest in the world, patience will be required to load parts of the 3D world: a lot of 3d info, models and textures are to be loaded in memory before you can explore. After your visit, you may want to check the 'bonus track' : the tomb of queen Hetepheres; it is worth the visit...