Digital Artists Adopt 3D Tech
Utilizing the partnering systems of 3d laser scanning
During this pandemic, it has given several artists a chance to capture magnificent cities across the world. One, in particular, David Fletcher, took this opportunity to walk around London and capture photos of the vacant city that could later be turned into 3D models. Though he did not use a 3D laser scanning device to capture this, he used the partnering program to turn his captured photos into 3D. This process is called photogrammetry and has helped create some beautiful masterpieces.
Many digital artists have emerged since this pandemic and have helped us “get out of the house.” The photos they provide have created tours online that we can view from the comfort of our home. 3D laser scanning and the partnering systems have created a way for us to virtually tour almost anything and see them as clearly as we would in person.
Mr. Fletcher was able to upload multiple images for any user to see. He pieced together all of the images from his camera. The user can look through tunnels, down different passages, and everywhere a photo was taken through the program. It is actually like a virtual tour.
How 3D laser scanning works
This tool is almost like a camera, but not exactly. It is usually a handheld device but may come in other bigger forms like a full-body scanner. It takes rapid photos of an object, capturing thousands of images to be observed later on. At the same time, there is a laser that bounces over the item being analyzed.
3D laser scanning captures every detail you can imagine. Every stroke of a painting, every scratch on the wall, every hole from flying bullets, and even individual blades of grass. It is some of the most precise technology we have ever created.
There are now partnering systems that go with 3D laser scanning. These systems convert the information into a 2D image that can be pieced together to create a 3D image that a user can zoom in and out of. All of the data is saved in the cloud, and then other options can be done with the scanned information.
The person who takes the scans can save all of the information as an electronic file; they can create a virtual world to stroll through or even 3D print the data. All of this can be incredibly useful in many different fields.
Who else can use this tech
Many people outside of professional fields have started using 3D laser scanning because of all of the fantastic advantages. Many consumers have access to some form of this technology, and many of the partnering programs are now free to use and create 3D models of all sorts. This is perfect for artists, students, doctors, and researchers. Many more fields are starting to adopt this technology; it is for everyone who wishes to observe and create.
3D laser scanning has changed the way digital artists capture the real world. It allows us to explore from the safety of our homes, and it is expanding in many different areas. We will continue to see more uses emerge as this technology develops over time.