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3D Scanning Visual Effects Technology and Services

3D Scanning Visual Effects Technology and Services

3D Scanning Visual Effects Technology and Services via http://tngvisualeffects.com

Digital Doubles in Film & TV

At times an actor can be cast in a film or television series because they resemble a celebrity. Maybe they are hired as a body double, a lookalike, or a family member. But what if the character needs to perform a series of stunts that even a professional stunts person can’t do?

viking 3d model, digital double

Computer generated elements have been used in films since the 1960s, but it was in the 1980s where we really started to see more visual and special effects being used.  Tron was actually the first film to have an extensive use of 3D CGI and very early facial animation.

3d facial expressions

Using a digital character, or digital double, can give a scene more flexibility when being filmed. With the help of visual effects, a character can be thrown off buildings, set on fire, shot, broken into particles, and can morph into anything. The best part is you can do take after take until the scene has met your expectation.

We believe in time digital doubles will be integrated with real talent and will be undetected. Between 3D scanning, texturing and motion capture, we’re working towards creating a completely virtual/augmented reality viewable through tools like the Oculus Rift.

digital double, head scan

We look forward to knowing your needs for digital doubles and helping you create an immersive experience for your audience.

Click here to view a timeline of computer animation in film and television.

 

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Where Is That Digital Double When You Need It?

When the audience doesn’t realize they are looking at a digital double vs. the real-life character that pretty much represents the Holy Grail of what those in this market are striving for.  The question is what really needs to be done to get there?

Female Superhero

3d scanned head, supergirl, digital hair

There are many things to consider such as which pipeline to use or how many texture maps need to be set or how detailed the final render of the model needs to be. Everything is based on the shot the 3D model will be in. If the character is in the background, there does not need to be a lot of work done on the face. However, if there is a possibility the character will show up again in the foreground as the main focus then more detail comes into play.

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The film, television, and gaming industry use digital doubles for a variety of projects. What happens if you need a digital double but your talent is no longer available for a 3D scan? You will probably need to hire a body double. One way to avoid this is to consider using insurance scanning. yahoo ask Insurance scanning is when you 3D scan all of your top talent and archive the raw data until you need it.

Viking_3d scanning_facial expressions

After the day of 3D Scanning you will receive a contact sheet of what has been scanned. There will be no stress of tracking down a 3D scanning bureau at the last minute, no rush fees, and no last minute scramble of trying to get the talent back to the set.  Who needs all that stress?

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Click here to see our list of credits on IMDb.3d scanning services

New York City: The Worlds Favorite Backdrop

The city that doesn’t sleep – The Big Apple – the destination on everyone’s bucket list – the fast-paced thrilling city with worldwide recognition: New York City.   With so much to see and do it can almost be overwhelming. Rush hour is an experience in itself.

new york city

The demand for technology and visual effects in the commercial industry, the music industry, and the different networks and film companies is real, and New York has become the world’s favorite backdrop. The competition in New York is evident and we’ve been slowly building our presence in this market.

statue of liberty

Our customers have come to rely on our ability to bring our 3D scanning services to their sets. We can scan characters, props, sets, vehicles, and even buildings and/or environments.

new york city

Let us know how we can help you with your projects.

 

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Click here to see our list of credits on IMDb.3d scanning services

SIGGRAPH 2015: Xroads of Discovery

Another SIGGRAPH Conference is about to begin and with it comes crowds from all over the world eager to find out what new ideas and emerging technologies will be presented and explored.

siggraph 2015

We’re excited to learn more about augmented/virtual reality. There are some great contenders in the Immersive Realities Contest and it will interesting to see who wins.

vr headsets

The CG market is headed in a new direction, and with 3D printing becoming even more popular, there’s also an awareness of 3D scanning happening, and an understanding of how it all fits into the visual effects industry. We’re looking forward to the Exhibitor Tech Talks, the Computer Animation Festival, and the Emerging Technologies demonstrations hoping to bring back some new techniques to the office and to our services. And of course we can’t wait to check out the exhibits.

siggraph exhibits

But our favorite part of SIGGRAPH is seeing people we haven’t seen for years, or even since the last SIGGRAPH. With all the parties going on, we know there will be plenty of opportunities to catch up with old friends and make new ones. See you there!

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We welcome your feedback! Comment on our blog or visit our Facebook page.

Click here to see our list of credits on IMDb.3d scanning services

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