Artec 3D scanning applications in art and design

Heritage preservation
Architecture
CGI
Fashion

Whether it’s breathtakingly mesmerizing special effects in movies, cutting-edge computer graphics in a super-realistic computer game or fabulous VR design, the world of entertainment wouldn’t be what it is today without theapplication of 3D technologies. Due to their high precision and ease of use, Artec scanners are Hollywood’s go-to tool for creating advanced special effects and transferring creative ideas to the silver screen. Used in world-renowned blockbusters such as the Terminator Genisys and The Chronicles of Narnia among many others, Artec’s 3D scanning solutions ensure a more seamless and cost-effective creative workflow and result in the most impressive viewer experience.

3D scanning technology is also widely popular in art and design, giving artists a completely new way to express themselves and share their talents with the rest of the world - for example, by creating individual designs in haute couture, developing customised elegant furniture pieces, or turning a unique design into a mass-manufactured product. Thanks to their advanced capturing technology, user-friendliness and portability, Artec’s 3D scanners make hard-to-scan surfaces a thing of the past and as a result, can digitize almost anything. Set your creative genius free with the ability to effortlessly capture organic shapes in almost any environment both indoors and outdoors and process the acquired 3D data onsite. Wherever inspiration might strike you, 3D scanning is there to help bring your idea into reality.

Explore our art and design case studies for more information

Artec Eva™
Artec Spider / Space Spider
Swedish National Heritage Board

Denmark

Learn how objects can be captured for heritage preservation using the Artec Space Spider and Eva 3D scanners and the latest version of Artec Studio 3D scanning software. 

Artec Eva™
White House

United States

U.S. President Barack Obama is 3D scanned with Artec Eva to make the first ever 3D presidential portrait.

Artec Spider / Space Spider
Dundee University

USA

For the past two years, researchers from 3DVisLab have been working with the Nunalleq Archaeology Project near the Alaska Native village of Quinhagak to develop a digital educational resource to help teach local children about the excavations as well as their Yup’ik heritage.

Artec Eva™
Artec Spider / Space Spider
America’s Lost Vikings

USA

Two archaeologists hosting the TV show America's Lost Vikings decided to use color 3D scanning to try and determine the true age of this controversial artifact.

Artec MH™ -> Artec Eva™
Legacy Effects

United States

The guys from Legacy Effects behind those jaw-dropping special effects in the Avengers, Avatar and Jurassic World keep blowing us away with their work. They have released a new video showing their special effects for the latest installment of the Terminator, including how they used Artec’s MH scanner, an early model that Artec Eva was built on.

Artec Spider / Space Spider
fxtc, inc.

United States

The purchase of Artec Space Spider 3D scanner saves time and money for a visual effects company working on the Fear the Walking Dead series.

Artec Eva™
#WOODVETIA

Switzerland

The Swiss #WOODVETIA project promotes the use of wood by presenting wooden statues to the public, which were made with the help of Artec Eva 3D scanner and Artec Studio software.

Artec Eva™
Second Chance Games & Visual Effects

United States

Second Chance Games & Visual Effects scan an actor in a massive black robe to produce an accurate digital double for Sleepy Hollow.

Artec Spider / Space Spider

USA

Award-winning sculptor, Jamie Lester is breaking the mold – literally and figuratively.

Artec Eva™
CyArk

United States

The British Museum has held more than 200 square meters of an ancient Assyrian relief since the 1850s. They decided to scan it in high-detail 3D.

Artec Eva™
Miniyours

Netherlands

A sunken German mini-submarine was discovered in a river in the Netherlands. Specialists decided to scan it in color 3D for historical preservation.

Artec Eva™
Artec Spider / Space Spider
TNG Visual Effects

United States

When making a movie, it can be cheaper to use special effects, with real explosions and fire and such, but if visual effects are used, movie makers have far greater control over scenes, and can do as many retakes as needed.

Artec Eva™
CoKreeate

United States

A 3D scanning and printing company, CoKreeate, makes ultra-realistic miniature statues for its clients, including celebrities such as Marvel co-creator Stan Lee, and many others.

Artec MH™ -> Artec Eva™
Legacy Effects

USA

When Steven Spielberg decided that the Apatosaurus model that the special effects team had created was simply not big enough, instead of remaking it all from scratch, they decided on a better idea.

Artec Eva™

Czech Republic

The Reader, a 6 m long relief on the facade of a Czech school, was 3D scanned with Artec Eva by Artec’s Czech partners ABBAS to be turned into a smaller-scale replica and reinstalled on the building during major renovations.

Artec Eva™
BeIn3D

Russia

A Russian 3D scanning company decided to scan more than 10 contestants in the Eurovision singing contest in the days before the competition began.

Artec Eva™
IMA Solutions SARL

France

To create a highly-detailed 3D model of this historical bronze monument for the then-upcoming 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s return from exile.

Artec Eva™
Anna Wilhelmi

Germany

Anna Wilhelmi, a Berlin fashion designer aspired to create an innovative fashion collection.

Artec Eva™
VirtuMake

Austria

No football fan needs to be told who David Alaba is.

Artec Eva™
Artec Spider / Space Spider
Threeding

Bulgaria

A military museum wanted to open up its collection to visitors far and wide via 3D scanning their holdings and making 3D models available for viewing and printing.

Artec Spider / Space Spider
Enhanced Geometry Solutions

Italy

A 16-piece set of ancient Hellenistic silverware was secretly unearthed in Sicily around 1980. The museum decided to 3D scan it for historical preservation.

Artec Eva™
Artec Spider / Space Spider
Quod

United Kingdom

The Royal College of Art decided to scan the bust of John Soane in high-detail 3D, then to “digitally shatter” it as part of a contest for creating modern art.

Artec Eva™
VirtuMake

Austria

To promote the play Das Konzert, Austria’s Burgtheater decided to create a lifelike 3D bust of the play’s lead actor, Peter Simonischek.

Artec Eva™
Peruvian Museum of the Nation

Peru

The museum needed to scan a range of important artifacts for an upcoming presentation on augmented reality and museography for the Qhapaq Ñan (Great Inca Road) project.

Artec Eva™
Threeding

Bulgaria
Summary: A group of students from the Bulgarian National Academy of Art came up with the idea for a virtual marketplace where you could buy, sell, or simply ex
Artec L™ -> Artec Eva™
Artec MHT™ -> Artec Eva™
2h3D Ltd.

United Kingdom

2h3D Ltd, based near the Pinewood and Shepperton Studios in the UK, has a film and TV credit list stretching back 15 years.

Artec MH™ -> Artec Eva™
Main Road|Post

Russian Federation

Main Road|Post, a visual effects production studio, was set up in 2006. The studio worked on visual effects for well-known movies and series like Wanted, The Inhabited Island, The Admiral, The High Security Vacation and others.

Artec MHT™ -> Artec Eva™
3DDD

Italy

Look at these faces. In the middle is a live person, and on the left side is a powder mask created with the help of the Artec MHT 3D scanner. This is the first step toward the creation of silicone figures – perfect copies of famous personalities of our time, like the silicon mask on the right side.