Tag Archives: Blackhouse Roof Construction

Re-visiting the St Kilda blackhouse for a revamped reconstruction.

Open Virtual Worlds: St Kilda

I’ve recently been working with the University of St Andrews as a research assistant on their Open Virtual Worlds project. Their research team have been developing an interactive virtual model of the village on Hirte for the Taigh Chearsabhagh museum and arts centre on North Uist as part of their St Kilda exhibition. As some of you might […]

The Goblin caves from the Hobbit were beautifully done, the cascading cold natural light from the ceiling contrasted with the glowing fires.

Not Strictly Archaeology…But A Little Weekend Inspiration!

I love VFX breakdowns from movies, not just because I like to play software bingo and shout out what I think they’ve used for each element (Zbrush! After Effects!….no, no… Nuke! Matte Painting! Aaaah!) but because I use these programs too, and seeing what teams of incredibly talented artists can do with these tools really inspires me. […]

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…I Know the Blackhouse is Supposed to be Smokey But…

Just thought I’d post a lightened version for all those folks who have said “Uhh…its a bit dark?” 🙂 Click on the image to see a much larger version!

Modelling the St Kilda Blackhouse Vol II

 This week I’ve had a rush on finishing up my paper for next Wednesdays’ archaeology seminar at Glasgow Uni where I’ll be talking about the St Kilda blackhouse for the first time. When I get to this stage with a model I always feel like I want to do more, but for the meantime I’m […]