What are 3D scanning services and how can they be used?
3D scanning services are used to precisely analyse real-world physical objects at very high accuracy. They obtain highly accurate three dimensional measurements in order to map an objects 3D form. Superscan 3D use the latest scanning technology to capture real-world objects at very high resolution accuracy. We then import this digital data into 3D digital sculpting and mastering software, to create a fully mastered three-dimensional digital model. This 3D model data can then be used to output a high accuracy physical model using 3D printing or CNC milling technologies. Hence we regularly use this process to create film props and film set elements for film production companies.
Who are Superscan 3D?
Superscan 3D was founded in early 2015 by a small team of leading film industry creative professionals. The company carefully combine latest digital technologies with leading creative expertise, in order to deliver outstanding creative solutions for film and television productions, creative agencies, event and exhibition agencies, fine art sculpture and heritage conservation applications.
What 3D scanning technologies do we use?
The simple answer is all of them! We use ‘Lidar’ 3D scanning for acquiring building fabrication (internal and external) as well as large open spaces. We use ‘Photogrammetry’ 3D scanning for body scans (VFX, Sculpture, 3D assets etc). Additionally we use ‘Laser Arm’ 3D scanning to acquire smaller objects. These high precision systems cover a broad range of 3D capture applications. Such precision technologies need to be regularly calibrated to ensure consistent 3D capture accuracy, essential for producing high accuracy 3D models.
How do we calculate a cost for 3D scanning your object?
The cost of a 3D scan greatly depends on a number of key factors. Hence, it’s really important to consider that every object is different and needs to be quoted for on an individual basis. Accordingly, our 3D scanning costs are generally based upon the following five factors:
- Size of Object – We only 3D scan objects larger than 30cm.
- Complexity of Object – Level of detail / any line-of-sight challenges.
- Material Type – Colour, texture type, shiny surfaces
- Geographic Location – What is the location of the object?
- Post Production Requirements – Level of post-scan digital cleanup and mastering required to deliver a high quality 3D digital model
3D scanning services tailored to your specific requirements
We work with a broad cross-section of clients from a wide range of industries, so projects tend to be very wide-ranging. Some clients simply require a high accuracy 3D scan of an object, supplied in OBJ or STL file format. Other clients want a complete end-to-end solution, i.e. ‘3D scan to fully finished physical replica’. Whatever your requirements may be, we are happy to provide guidance and advice. Thus, please don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss your needs in more detail.
Snippets: Producing 3D scans for the recent fabulous ‘Tomb Raider’ Movie
We were delighted to work alongside Warner Bros amazing production team on their latest ‘Tomb Raider’ release. Our 3D scanning services were used in a variety of sequences throughout the film, in order to achieve various special effects for: Set Decoration, Props and CG VFX. An amazing action packed movie not to be missed! Find out more about our work in Film Production 3D Scanning.
Talk to one of our team to find out more (01908) 915523