Scanning Brazilian National Football team

18/06/2013

Artec 3D scanners were used to create realistic 3D models of Brazilian National Football team players for an upcoming multimedia project produced by Globo Internacional, a mass media group of Latin America. The details of the project will be unveiled soon but we couldn’t wait to share some insight information.

Artec’s team of scanning pros went to Geneva, Switzerland to meet the whole National team of Brazil before its match versus Italy. Our mission there was quite distinct - to scan all the players of the team within a short period of time. Arranging workflow on a tight schedule wasn’t an easy task because the players had to be medically screened and had to practice at the same time.

Upper body of each player was quickly and precisely scanned with Eva 3D scanner and processed in Artec Studio, taking only 5 hours to successfully complete the process.

Scanning the players was a genuinely fun and fresh experience as all the athletes haven’t been exposed to 3D scanning before. They were quite hazy in the beginning, so we first scanned team assistants to prove the fact that the process is completely harmless. For instance, Hernanes kept his eyes closed to protect them from Eva’s powerful flash but soon discovered it is of no harm at all.

 

During the session we did face some difficulties…

Scanning Dante, who is famous not only for his talent for the game but also for flamboyant afro was quite cumbersome. His curly and fuzzy hair has proved a challenge even for Eva. Luckily, other players’ hair was much easier to scan.

But the biggest challenge for the footballers was to sit still because there were lots of jokes, laughter and friendly teasing - they truly enjoyed the process. Marcelo, a very expressional and emotional person had to be scanned several times as he couldn’t help but burst out in laughter.

Geared with Eva 3D scanner, Artec battery and a laptop we were able to scan the whole National football team of Brazil and its coaches in such a short period of time. Having scanned more than 25 people, we all felt very satisfied: football players learnt firsthand about 3D scanning, Globo obtained 3D data for the project, Artec’ers met in person the National team of Brazil and haven’t missed the chance to get some autographs.

We are looking forward to Globo’s project accomplishment to present a detailed fully-covered case study.

Stay tuned for more information. 

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