Design based on Reality

Hello Art, meet science

About Reality Capture

The ways information can be captured digitally from the physical world are increasing every day. Capture technologies—from laser scanning and point survey to photogrammetry and ground-penetrating radar – are evolving faster than ever.

These new technologies for ‘Reality Capturing’ are already improving workflows across industries. They are revolutionizing industries such as computer-aided design (CAD), digital prototyping, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) from ground up.

The use of digital information models influences people that design, produce, or manage physical products or projects, from jet engines to highways and even to running shoes.

There is also a Paradigm shift toward 3d scanning in the ‘Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) & Visual Effects (VFX)’ Industry happening. Creating photo-realistic digital assets is key to increasing the realism of today‘s games and movies.

Although our deliveries can be used across many industries with different fields of application, our company is specialized in capturing reality for integration into:

  • Virtual- & augmented reality applications
  • (Interactive) media
  • Digital presentations

Technologies we use - Horses for courses

LIDAR- / Laser-Scanning

Lidar- / Laser-Technologies allow to capture information about the physical world, manipulate and analyze that information digitally, and merge back the result into the physical world - this enables new ways of working.

LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth. These light pulses—combined with other data recorded — generate precise, three-dimensional information (each having x, y and z positions relative to a chosen coordinate system) about the shape of the Earth and its surface characteristics.

Our Photoscan-Rig

Image Based Modeling has been around for a while, and as a clever secret for many 3D artists – this was the darling of photreal 3D renders. Photogrammetry is a complex science that has it‘s limitation but overall can be overwhelming when deeply investigated.

For both objects and actors that need to be created or enhanced with visual effects, cyberscanning offers a quick solution to gathering a 3D volume of their shape.

Photogrammetry is the art, science, and technology of obtaining reliable information about physical objects and the environment through the processes of recording, measuring and interpreting photographic images and patterns.

Latest & Greatest

Digital doubles - virtual humans, animals & objects scanning

The Photoscan-system is a perfect solution for creating ultra realistic base models with blend shapes for characters – humans and fantasy. The raw scan data speeds up the process of creating high realistic 3D models a lot. For reference, creating a 3D model with that level of detail and quality from scratch would take an experienced artist an entire month or two.

Hard to tell 3D models from reality

The output of a photogrammetry-project is a high resolution 3D model and a color (diffuse-texture-) map, We then generate optimized mesh and so called utility maps by reprojecting all the details to the retopoed geometry.