The Ins and Outs of 3D Scanning

Photogrammetry and LiDAR

3D scanning technology is playing an increasingly important role in the world of film and television. By using 3D scanning to capture data about live action environments, filmmakers can create digital twins of physical locations that provide virtual production environments that are realistic, flexible and cost-effective. In the virtual production and ICVFX world, 3D scanning and photogrammetry can be hugely helpful in creating realistic, immersive environments to film in.

3D scanning involves using specialized equipment to capture accurate 3D data of an object or environment. Two examples of 3D scanning include photogrammetry and LiDAR.

Photogrammetry is a process of using photographs to create 3D models. LiDAR scanning is another popular method for reality capture, and it uses laser pulses to measure distances and generate 3D point clouds.

Both of these methods can be used to create highly detailed 3D models and digital twins that can be used in virtual production and ICVFX projects. 3D scanning is a powerful tool that can be used to create realistic virtual environments for use in virtual production and ICVFX filming. With these technologies and methodologies, 3D scanning approaches like photogrammetry and LiDAR scanning can be used to create high-quality 3D models of real-world objects and environments.If you're interested in learning more about how 3D scanning tools like photogrammetry and LiDAR scanning are changing the game for virtual production, let’s talk!

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