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NFL Superbowl 3D Scanning by The Scan Truck Los Angeles
NFL Superbowl 3D Scanning by The Scan Truck Los Angeles

NFL Superbowl Lego Heads!

Most of our projects come from the VFX industry. Scanning actors for digital doubles and avatars is our specialty! However recently we have been busy scanning a variety of props, products and artifacts. One of the coolest recent projects came from NFL for the Superbowl. Our friends at NFL created fun sculptures of their top sportscasters made entirely out of Legos. We captured the Lego busts using structured light scanning and photogrammetry. Check out the result below: Terry Bradshaw, Curt Menefee, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan!

COVID-19 RESPONSE

During these uncertain times productions that require gatherings can be risky. We are focusing on creating full CG content that can be produced safely and solve one of Hollywood’s current problems. We create hyper-realistic digital humans with endless real-time and animation capabilities. Our 3D scan sessions require only a few hours of talent’s time. Our mobile 3D scanning service can be conducted while maintaining a safe distance of 6 feet and wearing safety equipment.

We have extensive experience creating digital doubles for major Motion Pictures, Television and the Music Industry.  These avatars can be used in commercials, virtual appearances, concerts and digital marketing campaigns.  Our services include 3D scanning, processing, clean up, rigging and optimizing for animation.  We also provide mobile motion capture services to bring your character to life.  

We teamed up with former CIO/CTO of CAA Eric Iverson to demonstrate the ease of 3D scanning even with the safety measures in place. Please watch our safety video and explore some of our latest use cases with Will Smith and beyond.  Let us know if you have any questions or ideas you would like to explore with us! 

Black Widow

Feels great to wrap up another long term project for Marvel – “Black Widow”. In this action-packed spy thriller, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow is forced to confront her past and deal with her history as a spy. The Scan Truck crew had a blast working with Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz and David Harbour on 3D scanning and creating their digital doubles for VFX.

Unfortunately the release of the film has been delayed until November 6, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to see this picture on the big screen and will be patiently waiting for its release. In the meantime check out the official trailer below.

VFX 3D Scanning for Marvel Black Widow provided by the Scan Truck
VFX 3D Scanning for Marvel Black Widow provided by the Scan Truck
A.P.C. Brain Dead Fashion collaboration 3D Scanning by The Scan Truck on Location Eric Lloyd Wright House
A.P.C. Brain Dead Fashion collaboration 3D Scanning by The Scan Truck on Location Eric Lloyd Wright House

A.P.C. + Brain Dead = Future Shock

The Scan Truck is a fully self-sufficient 3D scanning studio on wheels! Our custom on-board generator provides enough juice to power a 210 DSLR photogrammetry camera array and a epic sound system! This means that we are able to go to where the production needs us. No location is too remote for The Scan Truck even if we have to pull some old fashioned off-roading to get there! This time we got to shoot for a collaboration between two legendary fashion brands A.P.C. by Jean and Judith Touitou and Brain Dead by Kyle Ng. We drove high up into the mountains to a secret location complete with scenic views of the ocean, a hidden lake and of course an abandoned house designed by Eric Lloyd Wright.

Please check out the awesome retro-future collection by A.P.C. and Brain Dead

3D Scanning by The Scan Truck with Jerry Paper
Jiggs Love, Shirley Kurata and Vlad Galat
Eric Lloyd Wright House
For All Mankind Poster 3D Scan Photogrammetry by The Scan Truck Los Angeles
For All Mankind Poster 3D Scan Photogrammetry by The Scan Truck Los Angeles

For All Mankind

This time we took our Scan Truck Spaceship all the way to the moon with Apple TV’s brand new series “For All Mankind”. This alternative-history series explores “What if Soviet Union succeeded in the first manned Moon landing and space race never ended”. Recreating the surface of the Moon presented an interesting challenge for the visual effects team. LIDAR scanning and lots of photogrammetry was needed to provide set extensions and digital doubles. Our mobile 3D scanning studio was a perfect fit on the Sony Pictures Studios lot. We landed next to the stage and worked closely with Method Studios on providing 3D scans of Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Jodi Balfour as well as other cast members and even Soviet and US space suits. For more VFX info, please check out Fxguide’s interview with the senior visual effects supervisor Jay Redd.

For All Mankind Poster 3D Scan Photogrammetry by The Scan Truck Los Angeles
Joel Kinnaman
David Bowie Digital Human Demo By John MacInnes at The Scan Truck Studio
David Bowie Digital Human Demo By John MacInnes at The Scan Truck Studio

Digital Humans and Virtual Production – Event Recap

The advancements in digital technology are blurring the lines between what’s real and what’s virtual. This transition is proving to have incredible applications especially in the world of entertainment, where the need for reduced costs and while still providing high end results is at an all time high. Being able to recreate environments, people, and performances through the use of virtual production tools is becoming much easier, but still raising many questions in the minds of doubters.

ICVR & The Scan Truck teamed up to organize a panel of the industry leaders who shared their opinions on the direction of digital technology & the wave of digital humans. Check out the amazing coverage of the event in the video below brought to you by the amazing HipHopMD

Moderator: John MacInnes – Co Founder at MacInnes Scott

Speakers: John Canning – Executive Producer at Digital Domain

Habib Zargarpour – Head of Film Development at Digital Monarch Media

Ted Schilowitz – Futurist at Paramount Pictures

Veronica Flint – Creative Director at Quixotical

Chris Adamson – Business Development Manager at Xsens

Adam Maier – Real-time Supervisor at Brud

Digital Humans and Virtual Production Even at The Scan Truck Studio
David Bowie Digital Avatar Demo by John MacInnes
Ted Schilowitz testing out the Mean Cat Virtual Production system at The Scan Truck Studio
The Scan Truck Virtual Production With Mean Cat Studio and Richard Hirata
Jason Linere White being Interviewed by HipHopMD wearing Xsens and DynamiXYZ
The Scan Truck – Mobile 3D Scanning Studio
Habib Zargarpour showing off his Digital Monarch Media Virtual Production Tools
The Scan Truck, ICVR – Digital Humans and Virtual Production Event Poster

Please email info@thescantruck.com to showcase your demo at our next event!

Call of the Wild 3D Scan by the Scan Truck Mobile Photogrammetry Studio Los Angeles Call of the Wild 3D Scan by the Scan Truck Mobile Photogrammetry Studio Los Angeles
Call of the Wild 3D Scan by the Scan Truck Mobile Photogrammetry Studio Los Angeles Call of the Wild 3D Scan by the Scan Truck Mobile Photogrammetry Studio Los Angeles

The Call of the Wild!

The Call of the Wild was an unforgettable adventure! We deployed our mobile 3D scan studio – The Scan Truck on location over a period of two months. We had a great time working with legendary Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan, Dan Stevens and others. This production was a real endurance test for our hardware because of the large volume of scans and challenging weather conditions. Our rig performed flawlessly! We cannot wait to see this film on a big screen in February 2020!

The Call of the Wild official movie poster.
Harrison Ford as John Thornton and his dog Buck.
Cara Gee on thin ice!
Omar Sy and Buck.
HGTV A Very Brady Renovation 3D Scan of Property Brothers Drew Jonathan Scott The Scan Truck
HGTV A Very Brady Renovation 3D Scan of Property Brothers Drew Jonathan Scott The Scan Truck

A Very Brady Renovation

We were invited to be a part of Brady Bunch history! HGTV called The Scan Truck to restore the broken parts of the famous Brady horse sculpture. We met up with Christopher Knight and the Property Brothers on location at the newly renovated Brady Bunch house. The high fidelity 3D scan was captured using our mobile photogrammetry studio. After the digital restoration was complete, we were able to 3D print the missing parts with our friends at There You Have it 3D. After the final assembly and finishing the horse statue was ready to return home to the iconic Brady Bunch house!

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