Buildings and Environments

With the use of various types of technology, we are able to capture very large scale objects.
Our 3D laser scanning services include cityscapes, buildings, helicopters, cars, ships, production sets, and more!

TNG Town

The powerful technlogy known as LIDAR

LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a 3D scanning technology that can measure distances by aiming its laser beam as it rotates a complete 360 degrees, measuring and scanning the landscape, buildings, cars, trucks, and anything else in the scene. It delivers unparalleled accuracy and detail. Often used in fields such as geology, forestry, archaeology, geography, and seismology, we provide the same high-detailed LIDAR scans for the entertainment industry. This technology is very fast and mobile. The Faro Laser scanner is highly precise in creating fully mapped out three dimensional environments.

 

Faro Technology

TNG Visual Effects has access to a variety of 3D scanning technologies. We apply different methods and techniques depending on our clients specification and needs.


How is LIDAR data processed?

The dense captured data set coming out of the LIDAR scanner is in the form of a point cloud. The LIDAR scanner is placed in ideal positions for coverage, maximum resolution, and alignment purposes. Placing the scanner in multiple positions can be described as 'daisy chaining' the scans together. Depending on the client or project's expected resolution for the final result, the scanner can be adjusted to slow down its laser sweep to collect more points or can conversely be sped up. The shape and design of the building or environment is also a factor in how much resolution must be attained. Flat walls for example do not need much resolution whereas statues and gargoyles would require more detail.