3D Laser Scanning Revealing Secret Identities
Getting a deeper look at famous masterpieces
3D laser scanning has entered the art world in many different ways. Using technology to enhance our understanding of how something was made has given us great insight into how famous artists were able to create masterpieces. We have always wondered how we can go back in time, and now we have technology that can help us look back in time when it comes to art and history.
Many professionals all over the world have adopted the use of 3D laser scanning. It is no longer for computer-savvy people. It is for anyone who wants to gather knowledge and study an object or scene in depth. It is one of the best ways to spread awareness without limiting who has access to the information.
The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, Netherlands, put together a team of researchers to fully uncover the mysterious painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring” painted in 1665. This team used 3D laser scanning to discover who the girl was. They were able to go layer by layer, identifying where the famous painter started and where he stopped. They were also able to identify all of the paints that were used and how much it would have cost when it was painted.
The team was able to full uncover some mysteries of how this was painted and specific techniques that were used to create this famous painting. However, they still do not know who the girl was in the picture. There are no clues left, and it will remain a mystery for the time being.
How museums around the world use 3D laser scanning
Many other museums have slowly been adopting the use of this technology because it allows guests from all over the world to observe their exhibits. 3D laser scanning enables any object to be scanned and put on their websites allowing people to interact with the museum in a different way. They can fully observe an exhibit in the comfort of their homes.
The benefits of using 3D laser scanning
3D laser scanning is a noninvasive way to capture accurate details of an object. This technology involves no human interaction to collect data, so there is a lower risk of a famous masterpiece getting ruined. It allows angles to be captured and viewed in ways that others could typically not see.
This technology also creates 3D files that can be saved for future references and shared throughout the world. This allows people to have access to the information when they may not usually have access to it.
Who else has adopted this technology
Many people all over the world have adopted this technology outside of museums and historians. 3D laser scanning is helping preserve historical sites through renovations and helping protect an image of how a statue is right now. Construction sites are using this to collect information on hazardous scenes allowing their teams to stay safe. This technology allows many possibilities to happen, and because of that, it is slowly being adopted in multiple fields all over the globe.