Remembrance plaques for the ‘canonical five’ victims of Jack the Ripper.
Mary Ann Nichols | Annie Chapman |Elizabeth Stride | Catherine Eddowes | Mary Jane Kelly
Here are some CGI mock-up photos of Dutfield’s Yard focusing on the cellar ventilation grate where Elizabeth Stride’s body was discovered.
I did this months ago and forgot all about it. I was looking at this illustration of Berner Street 1888…
…and it bugged me a little that all the folk were blocking our view of Dutfield’s yard entrance. So… I asked them to move along… Just for jolly!
Here are the individual illustrations:
This is an untextured 3D model of Berner Street and Dutfield’s Yard which can be viewed in your browser on Sketchfab. If you have VR goggles or a smartphone with VR viewer such as Google Cardboard, you can select the VR mode and walk around the yard in virtual reality.
This model is a very accurate representation of the three known photographs of Berner Street and Dutfield’s yard – those being the two images below and a third image known as Hutchingson’s Dutfield’s Yard (HDY). I can’t show HDY due to copyright restrictions but my 3D image (3rd image) below is a near perfect overlay and shows the apex of the goods dept peeking above the yard. In the sketchfab 3D you can click on ‘annotation 1’ to position the viewpoint in the exact location of the HDY photograph)
HDY 3D version
Sketchfab model – best view in full screen.
Here is the 3D walk-thru build for Dutfield’s Yard. It’s still rough around the edges but it’s not too bad. Loads in your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera but not Chrome unfortunately). Use the [M]enu to toggle things on and off. There is some sound too.
This post 3D maps Berner Street, Dutfield’s Yard and the Goods Dept in Commercial Road. The images below are the ones I’ve used to create the 3D versions:
Missing from the images above is Phillip Hutchinson’s ‘Dutfield’s Yard’ (HDY) photograph which cannot be shown due of copyright restrictions – but it can be seen in The Jack the Ripper Location Photographs book which shows a part of the photograph on the front cover:
I’ve recreated the Hutchinson Dutfield’s Yard photograph as an accurate 3D model and at the same time, I’ve modelled the area around Berner Street to include the large industrial building known as the Goods Dept in Gower Street (warehouse 1). This building forms the background to the images above and can clearly be seen in Berner 2 and the HDY photograph (not shown).
So I wanted to bring these photographs together into a single 3D model. I thought it would be interesting to show how it might be possible to recreate the photographs in 3D and to attempt to show an accurate 3D representation of Dutfield’s Yard built using the HDY photograph.
The RED dot is the apex of the Goods Dept that is visible in the background of HDY. The BLUE dot is the location of Dutfield’s Yard & the location of the photographer of HDY. Click the images to enlarge them.
Once finished, the final 3D model of HDY will be viewable as a ‘walk-thru’. This will enable us to pretty much walk INTO the Hutchinson Dutfield’s Yard photograph and examine the cellar ventilation grate and the rest of the yard.
An animated .gif. The first frame of this .gif starts from the exact view of the HDY photograph. The body of Elizabeth Stride is in situ.
Dutfield’s Yard, Berner Street. Murder site of Elizabeth Stride, 30th September 1888.
This is an aged silent movie of my 3D render of Dutfield’s Yard. It features more of the top right corner of the yard.
Here are some screen shots of my latest project to 3D Dutfield’s Yard & Berner’s Street. I now have a decent setup of the scene which, when finished, will allow you to walk around the yard and up and down Berner’s street as far as The Nelson and cross-roads. Below are some screen shots:
Click to enlarge.