3D Scanning Services

How do 3D scanning services work?

3D scanning services enable the digital capture of three dimensional objects. This scan data can then be used to create an accurate 3D digital model. Superscan 360 use a broad range of the latest 3D scanning technologies in order to capture objects at a very high precision accuracy. We are then able to import this 3D digital scan data into advanced sculpting and mastering software in order to create a fully mastered 3D digital model.  This is then typically exported as a 3D digital model file (usually in either OBJ or STL file formats). The exported file can then be used to create a physical replica using either 3D print or CNC milling. Additionally, because the exported 3D model file is digital, any physical model (3D print or CNC) can be scaled up or down as required.

What are 3D scanning services used for?

3D scanning services are used for many different applications. A typical example are for producing ‘film props’ and ‘film set elements’ for film productions. We also use the same process to enable artists and sculptors to upscale existing works of art. This enables us to produce mould masters for foundry bronze casting. There are many possible applications. To complement our 3D scanning services, we also offer in-house 3D printing services. We are then able to convert our 3D scans into accurate physical models at various scales.

 

3D Scan of Solider
A high-res 3D body scan of a live British Soldier in full combat uniform.

 

Who are Superscan 360?

Superscan 360 was founded in 2015 by a small team of film industry digital creative professionals. We use the very latest 3D digital technologies (Laser arm, Lidar, Photogrammetry etc) to achieve outstanding results for our clients, and at highly competitive prices. We have established an excellent reputation for delivering outstanding digital creative solutions for UK based film and television productions, creative agencies, museums, fine art sculpture replication and heritage conservation. 

What 3D scanning technologies do we use?

The simple answer is all of them! We use ‘3D Laser Lidar Scanning’ for acquiring building and set fabrication assets (internal and external) as well as for larger open spaces. We use ‘Photogrammetry 3D Scanning’ for various applications including full 3D body scans for film and television VFX, Props, Set Decoration, 3D assets etc. Additionally, we use ‘3D Laser Arm Scanning’ to acquire smaller high detail objects (see below example). Such high precision 3D scanning systems enable us to cover a broad spectrum of 3D scanning applications. 

3D scanning services - UK

Find out how we created this identical 12th century hand carved ivory replica.

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, so it’s really important to understand that every object is different and therefore needs to be quoted for on an individual basis. Accordingly, our 3D scanning costs are generally based upon five factors:

  • Size of object to be 3D scanned
  • Complexity of object – Level of detail / any line-of-sight challenges
  • Material type – Colour, texture, shiny surfaces, dark surfaces etc
  • Geographic location – Where is the object the located?
  • Post scan digital cleanup requirements (Retopology) – The level of post-scan 3D digital hand cleanup and mastering required in order to deliver a high quality 3D digital model ready for 3D printing or other application.

 

From 3D laser scan to traditional foundry cast bronze

3D scanning services for sculpture and fine art
From a high-res 3D laser scan of the original to…

 

3D scanning sculpture
A traditional foundry cast bronze replica with beautiful patina

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 to be supplied in either OBJ or STL file format. Other clients want a complete end-to-end solution, i.e. ‘From a hi-res 3D scan to a fully finished 1:1 scale physical replica’ (as above and below). So, whatever your requirement, we are happy to provide guidance and advice on the best way to achieve your objective. 

 

A 3D body-scan of British rapper and songwriter ‘Headie One’ for his debut album release video

We were delighted to be asked to perform a high resolution 3D body scan of ‘Headie One’, which was used to create a giant statue asset used in his latest music video. With thanks to Headie One, Ghandi, Taz, Tia and the team at Relentless (Sony).

3D Body Scanning Services - UK

3D scanning services - Statue

 

Producing 3D scans for film & television productions

We have worked on many fantastic film productions over the years. ‘Tomb Raider’ is a particular favourite where we worked alongside Warner Bros amazing art department and production team. We provided 3D scanning services for various sequences in the movie (Special Effects, Set Decoration, Props, CGi, VFX, SFX).  Find out more about our work in Film Production 3D Scanning.

Film Production 3D Scanning


 

Find out about our fabulous 360 Virtual Tour Services

Find out about our 360 Virtual Tour services

Take a quick look at the 360° Virtual Reality Tour we produced for White House Dental Studio in Bucks. ‘Just click the above image’.

 


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