Types of images
In creating this virtual exhibition, we used a variety of imaging modalities and methods to showcase the works in extraordinary detail and interactivity. When using the site, pay attention to the icons below as a key to the different modalities available.
Select works were imaged using a process called 3D photogrammetry. This involves taking several hundred photos of an item from different angles and using them to compute a 3D shape. These 3D images are presented using the Pedestal 3D platform. When viewed full screen, use the arrow top left to view extra annotations and other features that can be used to examine the works.
Select works were imaged using a process called orthomosaic. This is related to photogrammetry and also involves taking many overlapping photos of an item and stitching them together in 3D to enable a high resolution perspective free 2D view. The result is a resolution many times what is possible even with the latest digital cameras. These are presented on the site using streaming deep zoom technology.
All works were also photographed traditionally to show multiple views and also to highlight details that the students refer to in their process work. The student comments are included as captions where relevant. As with the orthomosaics, these are presented on the site using streaming deep zoom technology which allows you to inspect the photos at original camera resolution without the usual downsizing for the web.
For all of the works, students are also required to submit a folio of process work. In previous TEXStyle exhibitions, 4 pertinent pages were selected for display. We have retained that tradition and selected 4 for each work on this website. Again, these are presented using streaming deep zoom to enable reading of even the smallest text and full inspection of the pages.
This site has been developed using modern web technologies to allow for web based high resolution and 3D imagery. We recommend using a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, recent Edge) that is up to date. The site DOES NOT support Internet Explorer or older out of date Edge versions. Viewing the images and 3D requires good internet access. The site is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer but will work equally well on a mobile or tablet.
The Technology Educators Association wishes to acknowledge and thank various people for believing in our vision and supporting us through their contributions to make this virtual exhibition site a reality.
To the 2021 TEXStyle Student Exhibitors – we commend your commitment and dedication to designing and creating such exceptional design projects and setting the bar for the Textiles and Design students that follow you. The resilience you have demonstrated in the tough environment that 2020 presented is phenomenal.
To the Textiles and Design teachers – for developing a culture of high expectations and support through your passion, enthusiasm and dedication. To Principals and the wider school community – we acknowledge and thank you for your support of technology education.
To parents, guardians and carers – for your unwavering support and pride in your child’s work.
To our partners and supporters – we are grateful for your continued support of the TEXStyle Exhibition: NESA, Fashion Design Studio, TAFE NSW, S&S Creativity Unlimited, Blessington, Cotton Australia, E&M Greenfield, and Embroiderers’ Guild NSW.
TEXStyle Project Team
Rampe Realistic Imaging
Michael Rampe – Main Project Producer, 3D/ortho imaging, Co-curator
Peter Reeves – Web Development
Rohan Chatterjee - Principal photography
TEA Consultant Team
Fiona Abdul Ahad