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3D scanning, a gateway to digital creativity

An in-depth look at how consumer 3D scanning is altering the landscape of digital design and creative expression.

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3D scanning, also known as 3D capturing, is the process of converting physical objects into digital models using specialised equipment and software.

3D scanning: applications

3D scanning streamlines product development and design across various industries, offering a cost-effective and time-efficient alternative to traditional prototype and model creation methods, which are often costly and time-intensive.


Design and

In the fast-paced world of design and engineering, 3D scanning stands out as a key tool. It enables designers and engineers to quickly generate and refine digital models, significantly speeding up the process from concept to physical prototype.


Art, Archaeology, and
Cultural Heritage

3D capturing has a profound impact in the fields of art, archaeology, and cultural heritage preservation. By creating digital replicas of historical artifacts and artworks, museums and cultural organisations are not only preserving these treasures for posterity but also making them more accessible to a global audience.


Virtual Reality, Gaming, and Animation

The realm of virtual reality, video games, and animation is being revolutionised by 3D capturing. Here, the creation of realistic 3D models is crucial for crafting immersive experiences. The accuracy and detail provided by 3D scanning technology are indispensable in building engaging and believable virtual worlds.


Technologies behind
3D scanning

3D scanning technology includes various innovative methods for digitizing the physical world. LiDAR technology, using laser pulses to measure distances, is essential for creating detailed environmental maps, and it excels when integrated with SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping), enhancing augmented reality and precision modelling. Photogrammetry converts overlapping images into 3D models, vital for accurate replication in archaeology, heritage preservation, and digital entertainment. Neural Radiance Fields (NeRFs) use AI to create photorealistic 3D scene views from image datasets, advancing computer graphics and virtual reality with exceptional realism. 3D Gaussian Splatting, focusing on real-time rendering with unstructured point clouds, is becoming popular in extended reality (XR) applications due to its speedy and detailed renderings.

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