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Lidar Scans

Lidar Scans

Replication: Cashing in on the Digital Asset

Sets, vehicles, rooms, interiors, props, and buildings can all be digitally created for the making of a video game, TV episode, or film. The resolution can be increased for films and decreased for games. Even with additional adjustments, each asset will be well worth having, especially if you can use it more than once.

full body and lidar scanning

Modeling buildings with ornate exteriors can be time consuming projects, and when comparing costs and benefits, producers found 3d scanning to be more accurate and with a faster turnaround. Choosing to use a specialist in 3D scanning can enable you to put more detail and further strategy into your production.

Vehicles are a hot item on the list of objects to create digitally using 3D scans.  Is it worth the cost to destroy them in a chase or lose them off the side of a cliff? Remember to factor in the cost of stunt drivers, insurance, wreckage removal and permits. Using 3D scanning in this situation could make the project more successful. Be sure your VFX production facility or game developer will use the 3D model fluidly in the scene.

3d scanned chevelle, lidar scanning

The ability to create many types of digital assets by way of 3D scans is here and ready to be used in your project. Put them in from the start (in Previs) and get your trailers ready. It’s time to get the most out of your digital assets. If your project is going into several entertainment genres, use your digital assets to serve you time and time, again. Now let’s go capture some data!


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Pre-Vis or Lidar or Both?

Lidar Scanning has become one of the most popular 3D scanning services on the market. The data captured can be used for Pre-Vis and then again for backgrounds, sets or large objects such as ships, tanks, commercial airplanes, etc.

Lidar scanning on site, battle ship
The scanner can be mounted on a tripod to scan a large area or object, or can be mounted on a vehicle and driven through a city or countryside collecting a lot of data very fast. If that isn’t fast enough, you can hook it to a helicopter and scan even larger areas at an even quicker pace.

This has been by far the most used technology in recent years and the most advancing. Some units can scan a 10 times higher point cloud than its predecessors. One thing to note is the need for a well equipped computer to handle data of this size.

Where can you capture lidar scanning? Nearly anywhere on our planet. Just make sure to bring a portable generator for the more remote areas.

lidar scanning, 3d scanning
Whether you are scanning a model in a studio, a celebrity for a commercial at a Baseball stadium, or an extra on set at a production site, planning is paramount to getting the best results in the shortest period of time.

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Build It and We Will Come

Your Set, interiors and exteriors, 3d scan building, lidar scan

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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