3D Documentation User Meeting 2014

3D Documentation User Meeting 2014The 4th edition of the annual 3D Documentation User Meeting 2014 will take place 3-4 April at the beautiful Andechs Monastery in Germany.

It is the ideal event for professionals, who are interested in the application of 3D Documentation to improve productivity and save costs, in the following areas:

- Architecture
- Surveying
- Structural engineering
- Cultural Heritage
- Forestry and agriculture
- Mining and tunnel construction
- Processes and Manufacturing Industries
- Quality control
- Crime scenes, accident and danger zones documentation

3D Documentation is suitable for a wide range of applications: for quick and reliable recording of existing structures or damaged buildings, for surveying and archiving monuments, at archaeological excavations, in plant construction and in forensic reconstruction and much more.

Following the successful concept of the previous years, the 3D Documentation User Meeting 2014 for laser scanning and 3D Documentation will have a strong focus on:

NETWORKING – During the event there will be plenty of opportunities for the participants to establish networks, e.g. with special activities during the breaks.

LEARNING SESSIONS – Participants can expect to also find comprehensive presentations on the latest hardware and software solutions from FARO and its development partners.

POWER SPEECHES – Keynotes by renowned professionals and power speeches by industry experts deliver a real insight into the changing world of 3D documentation using the latest technologies.

WORKSHOPS – The meeting offers a strong focus on hands-on workshops to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information between users and interested parties of the various systems and technologies.

3D EXHIBITION – Get to meet FARO’s 3rd party partners, who will showcase their latest 3D Documentation products on a specific exhibition area.

Take the chance to get new impressions and make new contacts. Please register here.

3D Documentation User Meeting 2014 will take place 3-4 April at the beautiful Andechs Monastery in Germany.Get to meet FARO’s 3rd party partners, who will showcase their latest 3D Documentation products on a specific exhibition area

LeaderTek and Rapidform Bring 3D Scanning to Life of Pi!

Categories: FARO Laser Scanner — Tags: , , , , — vanputts @ February 28, 2013 — 4:45 pm

LeaderTek used a FARO Focus 3D laser scanner to digitally capture the lifeboat and floating raft.The studio making the 3D adventure film ‘Life of Pi’ hired 3D scanning service bureau LeaderTek to occupy itself with the many amazing special effects.

LeaderTek used a FARO Focus 3D laser scanner to digitally capture the lifeboat and floating raft. They used Rapidform XOR reverse engineering software to merge and optimize the massive point cloud scan data into a mesh STL file.

Read the full story on www.rapidform.com

For those who haven’t seen the film yet, here’s the trailer of the film!

Behind the Magic: Laser Scanning Used to Create the Hulk

Categories: FARO Laser Scanner — Tags: , , — vanputts @ January 21, 2013 — 1:37 pm

Browsing on YouTube, we came across the following video about creating The Hulk for “The Avengers”.

Here is how laser scanning was used to create a high-resolution model of Marc Ruffalo as “The Hulk”. Have a look!

Scanner boosts realism and accuracy in video games

Categories: FARO Laser Scanner — Tags: , , , — vanputts @ October 30, 2012 — 10:12 am

How video games become even more realistic-lookingVideo games have gone on to become an art. The more acccurate and sophisticated the game, the more sensational the player’s experience.

In this respect EA Sports’ environmental artists have been touring the country to collect 3D-material for the next ‘NCAA Football’ game, by scanning several stadiums, such as the Alabama Stadium.

“The levels of accuracy in the FARO scanner help us deliver a more sophisticated surface detail,” said EA Sports art director Paul Kashuk. “We’re already seeing the benefits of this across our label as more of EA’s teams are becoming interested in the technology.”

Although it’s not yet clear if 3D video games will ‘set the world on fire’, the FARO laser scanner does support it by rendering images in true 3D. With this technology “users can use special glasses to make images appear as if they are jumping off flat-screen, 3D televisions”!

Based on an article at www.orlandosentinel.com

Alabama Stadium in football video game with Focus3D

Categories: FARO Laser Scanner,FARO SCENE — Tags: , , — vanputts @ September 28, 2012 — 7:46 am

Alabama Stadium scanned with the FARO Focus3DGreg Palinkas, an environment artist with Electronic Arts Tiburon, adjusts the FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D before making scans of Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama (USA). Palinkas gathers data on the stadium and the University of South Alabama football team for inclusion in EA Sports’ “NCAA Football” video game.

“It not only will scan the points but it will take color photographs and when you put it into the software (in process of building the stadium for the game) you can overlay the color into those points and you get an accurate representation of the colorization of the lights during the day, what the different materials look like. It’s really outstanding.”

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Time Team: scanning a prominent human face

Categories: FARO ScanArm,FaroArm — Tags: , , , , — menkes @ July 4, 2011 — 12:24 pm
Phil Harding goes face to face with the FARO Laser ScanArm!

Phil Harding goes face to face with the FARO Laser ScanArm!

Phil Harding goes face to face with the FARO Laser ScanArm!

Discover in this astonishing video one the many applications of the FARO ScanArm: the live scanning of a human face. Phil Harding is a prominent British field archaeologist who has become a familiar face on the Channel 4 television series Time Team. This series features a team of specialists carrying out an archaeological dig in three days and explaining the process in layman’s terms.

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New FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D is great success

With the opening of the Intergeo 2010 we launched yesterday the new FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D which is five times smaller,  four times lighter than its predecessor and available at a very affordable price. [more...]

Visit us at Intergeo 2010!

We invite you to visit us at Intergeo 2010 which will take place from 5th – 7th October 2010 in Cologne, Germany.

Come to our booth 1B.112 in hall 11.1 and discover what’s new in the world of laser scanning. FARO will also demonstrate the new version 4.7 of SCENE which incorporates the new ‘one-click’ Web-Share functionality. The SCENE Web-Share feature allows for easy and secure sharing of scan data via the Internet.

You will also meet our software partners on the stand.

We are happy to welcome you on our booth and we offer you free entry tickets to visit us.

Click here to get your free ticket and more information

Seen on the web l Scanning the bigger picture

One of the world’s largest commercially available 3D laser scanners, the Faro Photon 120 is already used by surveyors, engineers, planners, the FBI and the Metropolitan Police. It has also been used to analyse problems in nuclear reactors.

The Bartlett has been given a scanner on loan from Faro to see if it can find new uses for the technology, which is capable of producing highly accurate 3D representations of almost any built project in a video-game-style environment which can then be exported into cad, Rhino and a number of other relevant programmes.

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Six-figure Sale for FARO UK at MACH

FARO announces a significant sales including multiple measuring systems to their long-standing customer and partner 3D Scantech Limited who will also launch a rental programme for FARO equipment.

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