List of Articles


  • Photorealistic Scientific Visualization of Tsunami Waves and Sea Level Rise, IEEE Publication

    The above is a visually enhanced scientific simulation of a tsunami wave “hitting” the harbor of Heraclion in Crete. The animation data were produced using a methodology for the photorealistic scientific visualization of tsunami waves, i’ve been working on, with the Technical University of Crete, sporadically over the last 5 years. The video was presented, along with a scientific paper, at the IEEE International Conference of Imaging Systems & Techiques, last October in Santorini.

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  • Generating 2d sprites using animated 3d models

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    This article describes the workflow used for making 2d sprite textures with the help of 3d animated models and Blender. The resulting 2d animations can be used as assets in games or other applications. In this way, more realistic and easier to produce animations can be embedded in a 2d setting. The trade-off between performance and resolution is something the development team has to deal efficiently with especially when targeting HTML5 mobile games.

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  • Accordion Menu Generator for the krPano Panorama Viewer

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    An accordion menu is an often used element by GUI designers. It comes handy because it’s a “spacesaver” in rich applications that need to have their content easily accessible. Especially in mobile devices, accordions menus are found everywhere. In this post I present an accordion menu generator for the krpano panorama viewer, that recently got compatible with mobile devices (through webGL or css3D). This is also my first open source project :)

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  • Gigapixel Imaging at the Acropolis of Athens - Parthenon

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    My latest project, with orbitlab, was the creation of an interactive virtual tour at the Acropolis of Athens. Amongst others, it involved the acquisition of five gigapixel scale images from the Acropolis Monuments. The project was an initiative of the Acropolis Restoration Service, the organization responsible for the restoration of the tormented and partially destroyed 2500 years old Acropolis Monuments over the past 30 years.

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  • Database-driven Blogs and static HTML generators

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    Searching for the right way to set up and maintain this blog and to overcome the restrictions that come with mainstream blogging software and services, I arrived at certain conclusions that you’ll find in the following article. It’s an article about the technical requirements of modern blogging where I consider recent trends and question traditional ways of getting things done. It addresses techies that are about to start blogging seriously, established bloggers and web developers who are looking for state-of-the-art solutions.

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