In the new Bologna City Museum (http://www.genusbononiae.it), in an immersion room ready for 3D stereo movies designed ad hoc by Cineca (http://www.cineca.it), the public will encounter a unique experience halfway through their visit: a journey through time, a sort of Big Bang of Bolognese history, 2700 years in just 14 minutes.
This visit will be led by a friendly 3D character: the Etruscan APA, whose name means “father”. Lucio Dalla, a popular Bolognese singer, actor and director, provides his voice. It is the first 3D Blender-made stereo movie with high historical standards applied to an entire city with four different geo-referenced scenarios and six historical periods: Etruscan, Roman, Renaissance, XVII and XVIII century and the present day. The methodology developed for this realization, focused on open source and an inter-disciplinary framework, has been of great help in this endeavour and will be the main point of this presentation.