University of Nottingham


Lincoln Cathedral App’

Working closely with the University of Nottingham we are pleased to deliver a cross platform application to showcase the work produced between the UoN and Lincoln cathedral. UoN have created several laser scans of the exterior and interior of the cathedral and Hot Knife have developed techniques to deliver these scans in 360 video format that plays through the mobile application. The app’ tells the story of different aspects of the cathedral and the video – both standard and 360 video immerse the viewer and show perspectives of the cathedral that viewer wouldn’t be able to reach without technology.

Augmented reality brings new ways to explore the hidden architecture by visualing a three dimensional model in front of the viewer, allowing them to swipe a cross section through the model.

Interactive 360° videos provide an immerse experience – decide whether to look up at the majestic Gothic ceiling, or catch a glimpse of the decorative stonework walls, as you are directed on a virtual tour through spaces within the cathedral. Interacting with augmented reality 3-D models – use a swiping action to create live architectural sections and better understand the cathedral’s unique structural makeup.

Combining laser scan data (with millimetre precision) and storytelling, this project was created and curated through a collaboration between the University of Nottingham and Lincoln Cathedral Connected, with support from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. ” 

The app’s can be downloaded here :

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