Super Nintendo World Japan – The Scan Truck Powerups!
So much fun creating with our Super Nintendo World Family! This one took us back to our Rainbow Road roots! Such an honor to be a part of history, this theme world is going to be next level!
We present to you another great way to produce content using 3D scanning. Filming commercials during the COVID-19 lock down was not an option, so Kawasaki and FUSE Interactive came to us. The solution was to 3D scan their brand new vehicles and create photo realistic animations to show off the features.
These UTV’s and motorcycles were some of the most bad ass vehicles we have ever 3D scanned. We used a combination of lidar and photogrammetry to get the maximum detail and texture quality. Working with FUSE Interactive team so fun and we love the final animations they crated!
Such an incredible experience creating with Selena Gomez and Trevor Daniel for this epic new video – Past Life. This is a great example of how to create content safely during COVID-19 Pandemic while practicing social distancing and using digital media and 3D scans. This method of utilizing computer graphics is not only safe, but it opens up infinite creative doors to your imagination!
In her recent Instagram post Selena describes her experience onboard The Scan Truck “Check out how we shot the Past Life music video while still social distancing. I stepped into it on my own and it scanned my face up close, which is why the music video looks so real! Sometimes technology and art are the perfect match.”
It has been our mission to empower creatives through technology. It is so rewarding to see such incredible content being produced despite the current restrictions. Huge shout out to Iconoclast and Mathmatic for their creativity and originality.
Business Insider released an amazing article about our “Spaceship on Wheels” and the use of 3D scanning for socially distanced content creation. Click here to read the full write up! Selena Gomez used a mobile 3D scanning ‘spaceship on wheels’ that trained 200 cameras on her to film her socially distant ‘Past Life’ music video.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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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!