Artec on BBC's Click
BBC — Click’s presenter Spencer Kelly gets a 3D color print of his own head at Ravensbourne College’s rapid prototyping lab in London.
Ravensbourne is a university sector college of 1400 students and 140 members of permanent staff. Innovating in digital media and design, with a vocationally focused portfolio of courses, spanning fashion, television and broadcasting, interactive product design, architecture and environment design, graphic design, animation, moving image, music production for media and sound design. The college recently moved into a new building which has been marked as an «icon of design for London» by winning the «RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) award for London 2011». Artec’s official reseller in the UK, Patrick Thorn & Co recommended an Artec MHT scanner for their prototyping lab, when the College asked for a way to attain quality 3D data with texture.
They say that all roads lead to Rome. And in one case, a smooth journey from Canada to the Vatican was ensured via the use of 3D scanning.
University medical art students need accurate 3D models as a foundation for their work as medical illustrators. The University of Dundee teaches them how to use Artec Eva and Space Spider for creating 3D models.
The task in this case: to equip a helicopter with a downward and diagonally facing camera for capturing aerial views of the area beneath it, for use in rescue missions and environmental surveillance, among other applications.