Chinese Artist Creates Replica Of The Forbidden City

A chinese artist has a momentous idea

The forbidden city is located in the Dongcheng district of Beijing, China, and one Chinese artist decided to create a replica of this beautiful site. The entire area of the first city 720,000 square meters and was home to 24 emperors. Collecting information on this site has never been easy due to all of the detail and quality put into the city. It was constructed in 1420 and to this day is one of the best-preserved palaces in China. 

The Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang had known of the Forbidden City and wanted to do a project that no one had ever dreamed of. He wanted to create fireworks over the city using 3D laser scanning and virtual
reality or VR. This allows someone to put on a headset, walk through the forbidden city, and view fireworks in a dream-like way.
  Many artists have emerged coming out and using

the latest technology to help create masterpieces. 3D laser scanning has opened up our eyes to a whole new world, one which we can create, enhance, and share with others. This technology allows us to share beautiful dream-like art with people from around the world. 

The Benefits of 3D laser scanning

3D laser scanning has emerged in the previous years and is now making a huge splash in the art world. It has so many uses that people are seeing what it can offer them and how it can be used to enhance
their artwork. Here are some of the best benefits artists receive from this technology.


Making one piece of art can be tedious, time-consuming, and no other pieces will ever be exactly the same. Getting an exact copy can be asking a lot of the artists, and sometimes scanning on a printer doesn’t work. 3D laser scanning devices can allow someone to create an exact scan and turn it into an online gallery. It can capture every brushstroke and the minor detail that may go missed otherwise.

Electronic files

Every piece of information that is collected from the 3D laser scanning device is saved in the cloud. Then it can be edited in a partnering system and saved as an e-file. The user also has an option to form
an online art gallery that allows the other users to view artwork exactly how they would see it in real life.


One of these technology’s best features is that the art is well preserved even during the scan. There is no touching, manhandling, or holding that needs to be done. Everything is done through rapid pictures and small lasers that project from the device. The lasers bounce over the art and are being measured by the distance they travel.

Creation becomes new

Many artists are now using 3D laser scanning to create new artwork because of the high depth and detailed scans this technology provides. They are starting to use it to capture still life at every angle, scans that can be turned into statues or even art that we can fully emerge ourselves in with virtual reality.

Final thoughts

There has never been a piece of technology, quite like 3D laser scanning. It has opened up incredible ways to collect
information on objects that we would never have had the opportunity to gather before. Many different fields are slowly adopting this technology, and we will see it grow and expand in 2021. Companies are coming out with new and better versions; because of this, we will continue to see adoption. This may be one of the best ways to create artwork that has never been done before.   

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