My thesis is composed of three elements: 3D modeling, web design, and heritage visualization. My goal is to use computer graphics design to inform and create an interest in historical visualization by rebuilding Fort Frontenac using 3D modeling and interactive design. The final model will be integrated into an interactive website to learn more about the fort's historic importance. It is apparent that using computer graphics can save time and money when it comes to historical visualization. Visitors do not have to travel to the actual archaeological buildings. They can simply use the Web in their own home to learn about this information virtually. Meticulously following historical records to create a sophisticated restoration of archaeological buildings will draw viewers into visualizations such as the historical world of Fort Frontenac. As a result, it allows them to effectively understand the fort's social system, habits, and historical events.

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Visual Communication Design (MFA)

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School of Design (CIAS)


Chris Jackson

Advisor/Committee Member

Elizabeth S. Goins

Advisor/Committee Member

David Halbstein


RIT – Main Campus

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