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3D-Model Bust of Nefertiti Available

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The 3D-Model of the bust of Nefertiti was made available under CC-BY-NC-SA.

The story how it was made available can be found in this article: A German Museum Tried To Hide This Stunning 3D Scan of an Iconic Egyptian Artifact. Today You Can See It for the First Time

I wanted to share the information with the 0 A.D. artists. Maybe, it is possible to use the 3D Model in either 0 A.D. or on of the mods, in a modified lower quality version.

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It's not possible to use in the game (the license on the 3D model forbids commercial use, but the 0 A.D. license allows it), but could perhaps be useful for inspiration. :)

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4 hours ago, Sturm said:

Yes. It doesn’t allow corporates to profit from the works of an irrelevant dev. Apparently, FOSS is corporate bootlicking according to this article. The same people also make a fuss when a tech giant like Google implements an abusive policy. You built the infrastructure for them, what did you expect?

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The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK) and owner of the scan wanted to get rid of Cosmo Wenman, the artist who fought to get access to the bust of Nefertiti, for that reason they published it under CC-BY-NC-SA. In addition, they wanted to make sure they can still make money from the scan. The good news is Cosmo Wenman made it available to all of us and to get there he had to fight 3 years.

He mentioned:

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If you do something interesting with it, please show it off, share this story about where the data came from, and let me know. Let SPK know too.

Source: https://reason.com/2019/11/13/a-german-museum-tried-to-hide-this-stunning-3d-scan-of-an-iconic-egyptian-artifact-today-you-can-see-it-for-the-first-time/

0 A.D. is a heavy weight under the FLOSS games. The trailer for 0 A.D. Alpha 23 Ken Wood was viewed 169+ thousand times on YouTube. If 0 A.D. artists would, how @feneur suggested, use the 3D scan as inspiration for a model in 0 A.D. or on of the mods, the model would be seen by several hundred if not thousands of people playing 0 A.D. That in turn would make it easier to convince museums to release 3D scans and models under truly free licenses from the very beginning.

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But what would it add to the game? The bust is less than 0.50 m high and presumably always kept indoors. Moreover, Nefertiti lived in the 14 C BC, about a millennium prior to 0 A.D.'s timeframe.

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Just now, balduin said:

0 A.D. is a heavy weight under the FLOSS games. The trailer for 0 A.D. Alpha 23 Ken Wood was viewed 169+ thousand times on YouTube.

MayorceteGaming reached a whopping 604.109 views introducing alpha 23 with the same release trailer:

https://youtu.be/Yb20d7w0H-g

 

Just now, Nescio said:

But what would it add to the game? The bust is less than 0.50 m high and presumably always kept indoors. Moreover, Nefertiti lived in the 14 C BC, about a millennium prior to 0 A.D.'s timeframe.

Exactly what I was thinking... But it's still a really beautiful bust to look at, and it could be interesting for personal projects. 

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The question is.., this old bust was forgoten by timeframe of them. Is very popular in our culture.but this queen and their husband were controversial in egypt in their time, later they were forgotten because religion.

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In the fourth year of his reign, Amenhotep IV decided to move the capital to Akhetaten (modern Amarna). In his fifth year, Amenhotep IV officially changed his name to Akhenaten, and Nefertiti was henceforth known as Neferneferuaten-Nefertiti. The name change was a sign of the ever-increasing importance of the cult of the Aten. It changed Egypt's religion from a polytheistic religion to a religion which may have been better described as a monolatry (the depiction of a single god as an object for worship) or henotheism (one god, who is not the only god).

 

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23 minutes ago, Nescio said:

But what would it add to the game?

Don't forget 0 A.D. itself is the main game, but there are mods like Aristeia. Maybe, it would be nice to have something based on the figure in Aristeia. We do not have to add it to 0 A.D. at all. I just wanted to make 0 A.D. and mod artists aware that 3D-Model Bust of Nefertiti is available.

Furtheromre, in my last post I wanted to point out that the SPK did not want to release the file at all, releasing it is a big step forward. As I agree with @Sturm and @feneur that the license CC-BY-NC-SA is a problem, it is still better than not having the 3D scan available in the  public.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Sundiata said:

MayorceteGaming reached a whopping 604.109 views introducing alpha 23 with the same release trailer

You want to say that there is an even bigger 0 A.D. fanbase in the Spanish speaking world? :)

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In the article A German Museum Tried To Hide This Stunning 3D Scan of an Iconic Egyptian Artifact. Today You Can See It for the First Time  Cosmo Wenman points out that other museums have made their 3D scans public:

1. Smithsonian Institution made their scans available here: https://3d.si.edu/browser

2. The National Gallery of Denmark released their scans under CC0: https://www.smk.dk/en/article/digitale-casts/

In addition, there is a project by MyMiniFactory called "scan the world", which contains 3D models from different museums: https://www.myminifactory.com/scantheworld/

One of the participating museums is the National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst, also known as "SMK").

Maybe, 0 A.D. artists can find something in those collections.

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