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Virtual Acoustic Rendering in Old Spaces: Application to an Early-Modern Theatre in València, “L’Olivera”

  • Sebastián Mirasol-Menacho
  • Ana Planells-Pérez
  • Jaume Segura-Garcia
  • Santiago Felici-Castell
  • Máximo Cobos-Serrano
  • Rosa Cibrián
  • Alicia Giménez-Pérez
  • Joan Oleza-Simó
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10851)

Abstract

The application of the VR to the renderization of ancient and lost buildings is one important topic in the cultural heritage field nowadays. Moreover, the addition of other senses apart from the graphical view, increases the sensation of immersion in a virtual application. The aim of this paper is to show the work on a virtual acoustic system, based on Unity, FMOD and Csound. This system has been implemented to render binaural auralizations and has been applied to the renderization of an old and lost theatre in València (Spain). This theatre was firstly build in the 16th century, and rebuilt several times until the 18th century. It has been modelled from ancient documents. The auralization of several theatrical excerpts of different Spanish authors of that time is also presented.

Keywords

Virtual reality Virtual acoustics Acoustical archaeology Auralization 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This study has been partially supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Innovation and FEDER funds in the research project with reference BIA2016-76957-C3-R and the Network of Excellence Consolider “Patrimonio teatral clásico español” with reference FFI.2015-71441-REDC.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastián Mirasol-Menacho
    • 1
  • Ana Planells-Pérez
    • 2
  • Jaume Segura-Garcia
    • 1
  • Santiago Felici-Castell
    • 1
  • Máximo Cobos-Serrano
    • 1
  • Rosa Cibrián
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Alicia Giménez-Pérez
    • 2
  • Joan Oleza-Simó
    • 3
  1. 1.Dpt Informàtica, ETSEUniversitat de ValènciaBurjassotSpain
  2. 2.Dpt Física AplicadaUPVValenciaSpain
  3. 3.Dpt Filología HispánicaUniversitat de ValènciaValenciaSpain

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