The Parthenon

by XYZ-Animation in Models

When I wanted to buy a 3d model of the Parthenon for a project, I was amazed at the total lack of correct proportions of the offered 3d models. So then I did some research myself and built a model.

The Parthenon is a Greek Temple still standing on the Acroplis in Athens. It was build between 447 and 432 BC.
It is seen as the most specific example for the Doric order. The model is without the Parthenon sculptures. Although there are some few ornaments as a Griffin, a Anthemion, a lions head and a Antefix.

Various sources have been consulted to create the most accurate model possible.
Vitruvius: Handboek Bouwkunde
Marie Beard: The Parthenon
Robert Adam: Classical Architecture
Michael B. Cosmopoulos: The Parthenon and its Sculptures
Jenifer Neils: The Parthenon Frieze
Joan Breton Connelly: The Parthenon Enigma
Acropolis Museum: Various Publications
Brittisch Museum: Various Publications

It is created in Blender, 3dsMax and 3DCoat
There are normal maps used for surface detail. There are additional maps in Black & White for height, bump or displacement.