You may already know that there was a 6.4 magnitude earthquake this early Saturday morning. Numerous photos and videos of that demolition have been captured. However, a few locals have posted a three-dimensional model of the scene and improved the world’s view of the devastation.
This initiative was taken by modelers from the National Cheng Kung University. They made the 3D construct of the Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building available on the Sketchfab 3D modeling community website just hours after the tremor.
You can easily visualize some of the damages that 17-story high-rise building suffered. At least 13 people were killed by the collapse of that building during the quake. If you check by your smartphone, you can get a virtual reality view of the disaster zone. However, if you view it using the web on your PC or laptop, it can be manipulated by your cursor.
A spokesperson from Sketchfab said to Mashable, “this type of data is usually [from] video footage processed with photogrammetry.” This is a practice where you can create a two and three-dimensional measurement from photographs.
This 3D modeling is of no help to rescue workers to find the victims but it will help you to understand the situation and empathize with the victims.