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Large 3D scanning

Large 3D scanning

Capturing Larger Digital Assets

3D scanning smaller objects has become a pastime for companies to conquer. To have the quality you need in the delivery schedule can still be a challenge.

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Larger items such as cars, ships, trains and planes come with a whole new set of challenges. You need the data, but this 3D scanning crew needs some time. If it is an exterior set or an interior set, it should be scanned before it is taken down. There may be use for it in post or for inserts. Think of the cost of needing it and not having it, and what would the cost be for a work around or having to rebuild it? It doesn’t hurt to have a scanned image of the set on standby, just in case.

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Of all the large objects to scan, cars are the easiest. You just need to figure out what the cost of crashing and destroying it is versus the cost of using a virtual car that looks like your hero. Plus, if the director doesn’t like the shot, it can redone with minimum expense compared to buying another car (and there are transformations and other VFX shots that would make your movie viewer wonder how was that done!).

Whether you are creating models from scratch or 3D scanning existing objects, the digital asset world is growing. Companies we know prefer the 3D scanned route for a more accurate and efficient delivery, especially when the vehicles are larger like trains, tanks, airplanes or ships. Bigger and faster is getting to be a good part of  our business. Let us help you get what you need.

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Movies, episodics, commercials and music videos are using more and more digital assets. Whether they are modeled, sculpted, or 3D scanned, we are seeing an increase in the need for more digital buildings, building extensions, rooms, caves and larger vehicles for a scene or action.

At TNG Visual Effects we bring our experience and ability to come in and get the job done as quickly as possible while still maintaining the quality our customers need. Our 3D scanning equipment is small and travels with us by ground or air as needed. Once we arrive on location we quickly survey the area, set up markers for reference and get to work.

In some cases if a set is torn down and you opt not to have a digital backup, you might be stuck recreating a digital version from photos which may not work. When 3D scanning for insurance purposes we do not process anything until you need it. This will save you both money and sleep. Let us know how we can help you with you next project.


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