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cyber scan

cyber scan

Have You Thought About Insurance Scanning?

What do we mean when we say insurance scanning? It means to have 3D scan data available on any model you may need due to unforeseen circumstances during the length of your project. This data comes in handy most commonly during post, when you realize there are shots that need to be inserted or changed.

Nina_full body 3d scan

There are other instances as well, such as the main or supporting talent becomes ill or has an accident preventing them from finishing the project. This is where the doubles and digital doubles  are called in to complete the project (especially if the project is more that 50% complete and would be too expensive to start over with new talent).

texturing

Another idea is to scan each set that is used in your project before you strike it. Some or all of the data can be used in pre-vis as well as in the project, but the bottom line is knowing you have the scan data available as a backup in case you need it. Other items that can be scanned and archived are vehicles, buildings, props and animals.

LIDAR SCANNED BUILDING, 3D SCANNING

This service is inexpensive when compared to the alternative. Contact us for more information or if you have questions.

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Our Valentine’s Day Cyber Fencer

Over the past week we’ve been working with a very talented fencer who has been using her techniques in the MoCap (Motion Capture) industry. We have been in the process of bringing MoCap back into our line of service to compliment our existing services and have been looking forward to adding motion capture to her.

victoria ortiz fencer victoria ortiz fencer

With every production or project, we explain to the talent what we will be doing to scan their image. We begin with a photo session to capture reference photos we later use during the texture process.

3D Scanned Fencer

With our fencing talent, we had a session to 3D scan her full body, capture facial expressions and scan different outfits to setup for MoCap. The scan data is then processed, re-topologized, uv’d and textured.

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We will be creating a video with our fencing talent so make sure to visit our YouTube Channel in the next few months to see the final full action product!

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Happy New Year from TNG Visual Effects!

Happy New Year everyone! This year has been a prosperous one for TNG and it’s been a blast being a part of many new and ongoing shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Sleepy Hollow and Once Upon a Time. Thank you for giving us a great year! To celebrate New Year’s Eve, here’s John Legend’s music video Made to Love that we did #3D #scanning for.

John-Legend-Made-to-Love, 3d scanClick here to view the video.

 

 

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Insure Your Talent via 3D Scanning

Have you ever reached post-production with your project and wished you had a 3D scan of your principle talent? Sometimes things happen on set, like the director has a new vision, or the talent has an emergency or just went off to his or her next project, and you need a production-ready 3D Scan of them.

3d head scan

Consider getting your star talent 3D scanned in pre-production or during principle photography, or anywhere else in your production cycle. The cost is not high, in fact, it can be inexpensive with custom options, but ultimately the data is invaluable when the time arises where it would be to your advantage to have an accurate and proportionate digitally scanned character.

3d head and bust scan

The process is fast and easy. The 3D scanning team will efficiently be in-and-out of your location in minimum time. You will then receive a contact sheet of images that represents your 3D scans to select what you need. Call us for more details on 3D scanning services or view our web site: tngvisualeffects.com.

 

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Mobility in Service

To have a studio today is a wonderful accomplishment. This means you can afford the overhead of providing a place to ply your skills. The biggest advantage is being able to control your set up – your full crew on hand and all of your equipment available in the event you need to fix or replace anything. It is almost the perfect scenario.

Getting Ready for the Photo Shoot

Full size light for Body 3D Scanning Photo Shoot

However, if you service the entertainment industry, this changes quite a bit. It is the industry that never sleeps which makes the talent in high demand with definite time constraints. It’s a fast-paced environment of get in, wait, do your part in the least amount of time skillfully and then get out of the way. It’s not a cruel business; it’s what makes working in our field so exciting.

3D scanning equipment

The ability to be a mobile business that is also flexible is important in the entertainment industry. Production is always on the move whether they are working on a film, a commercial, a trailer for a game or a TV Series, and depend on businesses that understand their demanding schedules. As their budgets get tighter, the need to be available at a moment’s notice is what they rely on. This can add a bit of stress on all involved, especially as things change based on the needs of the project, availability of the talent and sometimes the weather, but the more flexible and mobile we can be help us meet the needs of our clients.

Lidar scanning on site, battle ship

This strategy is not for the weak of heart, it is for those who excel under pressure. They need to have efficient technology allowing them to get in and out quickly, the ability to get back to their facility, unload all of their data, process it and send it out to the group that needs to integrate it into their part of the project. We know it sounds a little militaristic. Maybe we’ll start recruiting from Special Forces in the military – just the strategists of course.

 

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