News: Unwrapping Tablets
We illustrate here ongoing work aimed at automated unwrapping and flattening of 3D models of cuneiform tablets - essentially mapping them onto 2D planes. This is useful for representing cuneiform tablets in traditional print media.

The two major steps, illustrated here, include locating the break lines (middle image above) and re-aligning the resulting facets into a coherent 2D "map" of the tablet.

The pioneering work in this area was done by Sean Anderson and Marc Levoy of the Computer Graphics Laboratory at Stanford University. We are grateful to them for sharing their algorithms with us.