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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 the application 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.
A world-famous video game developer needed a way to create lifelike high-poly 3D models quickly and precisely for their multiplayer military first-person shooter (FPS) game.
A highly-detailed, watertight 3D model of an architectural landmark at a sacred Buddhist site was created using a combination of handheld 3D scanners.
When a delicious pizza fresh from the oven is in front of you, probably the last thing you’ll think of is 3D scanning it. But that’s exactly what one 3D scanning specialist in Poland did.
The White House decided to create a presidential portrait of President Obama via 3D scanning, resulting in 3D-print-ready files for 3D printing a bust and life mask, as well as photorealistic 3D models for digital viewing.
This detailed statue of Guanyin was captured in its entirety, for preservation and in case of damage, prior to it being relocated from its current location for land development.
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.
Founded by a designer and healthcare worker, this Dutch company was set up to scan and print statues of women during pregnancy.
Each woman is 3D scanned for her measurements, after which the ultimate customized bra is created for her.
A high-profile cultural preservation project called for the use of a 3D scanner to digitally capture a 680-year-old set of bronze doors for the purpose of creating exact replicas for public exhibit.
Using Artec Eva scans to explore the faces of people with facial paralysis, combining the medical industry, art, and technology for a deeper understanding.
A 19th-century brass shelf bracket was scanned with Artec Space Spider for preservation, recreation, and fundraising.
In the city of Delft, The Netherlands, a designer works with Delft University to recreate 17th-century Chinese porcelain and produce new work based on centuries-old designs.
Second Chance Games & Visual Effects scanned an actor in a massive black robe to produce an accurate digital double for Sleepy Hollow.
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.
Award-winning sculptor, Jamie Lester is breaking the mold – literally and figuratively.
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.
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.
To create a highly-detailed 3D model of this historical bronze monument for the then-upcoming 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s return from exile.
A sunken German mini-submarine was discovered in a river in the Netherlands. Specialists decided to scan it in color 3D for historical preservation.
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.
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.
As part of a unique plan to create a special trophy for Austria's Coca-Cola Cup junior European Football championship, a world-famous football player had his foot scanned in color 3D.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To promote the play Das Konzert, Austria’s Burgtheater decided to create a lifelike 3D bust of the play’s lead actor, Peter Simonischek.
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.
Anna Wilhelmi, a Berlin fashion designer aspired to create an innovative fashion collection.
A Russian 3D scanning company decided to scan more than 10 contestants in the Eurovision singing contest in the days before the competition began.
2h3D Ltd, based near the Pinewood and Shepperton Studios in the UK, has a film and TV credit list stretching back 15 years.
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.
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.