Large Scale 3D Scanning
What can we offer?
We offer a range of large-scale 3D scanning services and our experienced team utilise the latest available metrology technologies and equipment for projects including;
- Scanning large aircraft and vehicles
- Scanning buildings for Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- Scanning historic buildings and large statues/sculpture pieces
- Scanning real environments and objects for integration into AR & VR applications
Our team of engineers is able to assess your project requirements to ensure that the right technologies or combinations of technologies are deployed to ensure that the highest standard of scan data is captured.
What is Large Scale 3D Scanning?
The advent of large-scale 3D scanning has revolutionised various industries and research fields, enabling the creation of detailed digital representations of large physical objects and environments. By capturing the shape and appearance of objects in three dimensions, large-scale 3D scanning technology has opened up a myriad of possibilities for applications across different sectors.
Large-scale 3D scanning involves the use of advanced technologies to capture volumetric data of large objects, structures, and landscapes. The process typically relies on various methods such as structured light, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), photogrammetry, or combinations of these techniques. The collected data points are processed to create accurate and detailed 3D models.
What can Large Scale 3D Scanning be used for?
Architectural and Civil Engineering: Large-scale 3D scanning has become an invaluable tool for architects and civil engineers. It allows them to efficiently capture and analyse existing structures, historical buildings, and urban environments. The technology aids in renovation and restoration projects by providing accurate measurements, facilitating precise planning, and minimising errors during construction.
Entertainment and Gaming: The entertainment industry benefits significantly from large-scale 3D scanning. Video game developers can create realistic virtual worlds, characters, and objects by scanning real-life elements and importing them into the digital realm.
Cultural Heritage Preservation: Large-scale 3D scanning plays a crucial role in preserving cultural heritage. By scanning artifacts, statues, and archaeological sites, researchers can create digital archives, ensuring that these precious historical elements are safeguarded for future generations.
Automotive and Aerospace Industries: Large-scale 3D scanning assists in designing and testing new vehicles and aircraft. It enables engineers to capture accurate data of physical prototypes, facilitating iterative design improvements and reducing development time.
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR): The technology underpinning large-scale 3D scanning is integral to creating immersive VR and AR experiences. Scanning real environments and objects and integrating them into virtual spaces enhances realism and engagement for users.
Crime Scene Investigation: Law enforcement agencies use 3D scanning to capture crime scenes in intricate detail. This aids investigators in conducting virtual reconstructions, preserving evidence, and presenting clear visualisations during trials.