3D Laser Scanning Services Created Virtual Art Shows

Creating a New World

Believe it or not, art and technology have always mixed. Now, 3D laser scanning services have created an entirely new world in which artists can create beautiful galleries for potential buyers to browse through. Many artists are using this digitized space to create amazing displays that interact with potential buyers and onlookers differently. You would never be able to experience them like this in person. 

The Getty (a broad institutional umbrella encompassing a research institute, a foundation, a museum, a trust, and a program arm) just debuted Mesopotamia on the getty.edu site, delving extensively into chosen works from an exhibition formerly held at the Getty Villa. Once on the page, you’re presented with the show’s title in the manner of a Metro Goldwyn Mayer film’s big entrance. 

The action then gets more cinematic as you follow the scrolling instructions. The first picture is an extreme closeup of a glazed ceramic panel titled “Panel with a Striding Lion” (605–562 BCE). As you scroll, the camera seems to draw back to display the full panel, and I see the open-mouthed cat marching ahead, his mane still tawny in hue. It creates a way for you to explore the pieces and analyze them closer than you would in person. 

The whole voyage is seamless, owing to the items’ collection by photogrammetry, in certain instances 3D scanning services, and what the Getty refers to as “structured light scanning.” These approaches provide an extremely detailed appearance to the spectator. According to Todd Swanson, head of Getty Digital Imaging, “we are able to get the point precision of 1/10 of a millimeter on the geometry of the item, or sub-millimeter accuracy.” This degree of sharpness is especially advantageous for inspecting items that have been degraded and sanded down over time. As you scroll, the camera dollies around six more artifacts, just enough to keep you from being exhausted while providing a striking taste of the immense historical richness accumulated around and via this exhibition.

Art in the digital world: 3D laser scanning services

3D laser scanning services have proven that it can be an extraordinary tool in the art world. It can help scan models to create accurate statues, or it can pick up details that can be used to walk through a scene. Imagine if every artist could use 3D laser scanning services to walk anywhere around the world at any time. 

This means they can use 3D laser scanning services to continue to go back to one location and acquire small details. They can use this to create fantastic works of art. On top of all of that, 3D laser scanning services allow the artists to create an online space where potential buyers can see what the artists offered without having to ship the pieces for a gallery. It helps preserve them in great detail. 

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