3D Scanning Services

What are 3D scanning services and how can they be used?

3D scanning services are used to capture real-world physical objects obtaining highly accurate three dimensional data, in order to map an objects 3D form. Superscan 3D use the very latest 3D laser scanning technology to capture objects at high precision accuracy. We then import the digital scan data into 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. Hence, we regularly use this process to create ‘film props’ and ‘film set’ elements for film productions. We additionally use the same process to enable artists and sculptors to upscale existing works of fine art.

In addition to 3D scanning services, we also offer 3D printing and CNC milling services in order to convert our amazing 3D scans into accurate physical models at virtually any scale.


3D Scan of Solider
A high-res 3D scan of live British Soldier.

Who are Superscan 3D?

Superscan 3D was founded in 2015 by a team of leading film industry creative professionals who carefully combine the very latest 3D digital technologies with leading creative expertise. We strive to deliver outstanding creative solutions for film and television productions, creative 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 and set fabrication assets (internal and external), as well as larger open spaces. We use ‘Photogrammetry 3D Scanning’ for body scans (Film & TV VFX, Fine Art Sculpture, 3D Assets etc). Additionally, we use ‘3D Laser Arm Scanning’ to acquire smaller high detail objects. This range of high precision systems cover a broad spectrum of 3D capture variables, enabling us to handle a wide range of 3D scanning applications. 

3D scanning services - UK

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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 remember 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 the 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 production requirements – The level of post-scan 3D digital cleanup and mastering required in order to deliver a high quality 3D digital model


From 3D Laser Scan to Traditional Foundry Bronze

3D scanning services for sculpture and fine art
3D Scanning Services – STEP 1: A high-res 3D laser scan of the original to…


STEP 2: A 1:1 scale high resolution 3D print to create a mould master to…


3D scanning sculpture
STEP 3:  Cast a traditional foundry bronze replica with beautiful patina, from the 3D printed mould master we have produced (as above).

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’. So, whatever your requirement may be, we are happy to provide guidance and advice on the best way forwards. 




Recent snippets

3D 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 scan of ‘Headie One’, which was used to create a giant statue asset in his latest video. With thanks to Ghandi, Taz, Tia and the team at Relentless (Sony).

3D scanning services - Statue


Producing 3D scans for the 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.

Film Production 3D Scanning


Talk to one of our team to find out more (01296) 713848