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GTA 5 Online

What an experience hanging on the truck with these pillars of the hip hop movement.  Legendary day sharing stories with Dr Dre, Jimmy Lovine, DJ Pooh and Scott Storch while we helped create their digital avatars for GTA!  

As fans have been spotting in recent hours, the two industry titans are featured in a sequence that also includes an appearance from prolific Rockstar creative DJ Pooh. In the scene, Dre and Iovine squabble about some potentially lost music files.

Dr. Dre fans have put some added theoretical value into the update’s timing, with several people noting that the surprise GTA V appearance was revealed on what was also the day of the Chronic release anniversary.

“The Cayo Perico Heist is our way of getting everyone together to party and dance in the safest possible way while also giving players the chance to take on our biggest and best Heist yet,” Same Houser, president of Rockstar Games, told PC Gamer on Tuesday. “It’s been a difficult and challenging year, and we wanted to make something everyone could have some fun in—we’re really excited for you to play.”

Scan Truck Nas X Holliday music video
Scan Truck Nas X Holliday music video

Lil Nas X

Co-directed by Nas and Gibson Hazard, the visual takes place on Christmas Day in the year 2220. Lil Nas X portrays four distinct characters within a gigantic, sci-fi Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole. Later, he takes a ride across the United States in a high-tech “sleigh” — a Christmas-red Dodge Challenger — pulled by robotic reindeer, and flies past his own versions of Mount Rushmore, the Hollywood sign, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and Times Square.

Scan Truck Nas X Holliday music video

Dune

Super relevant quote from Paul “Fear is the mind killer”, let’s take care of each other through all of this. Sending tons of love and positivity to the world right now. Such an incredible experience working on this beautifully epic film with our Scan Truck fam and next level cast and crew.

Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune,” the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name. A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

The Scan Truck piano guys AR app AR pianist
The Scan Truck piano guys AR app AR pianist

AR Pianist App

It was such a pleasure working with world famous pianist Jon Schmidt and the Piano Guys on this breakthrough AR Pianist app. This futuristic tool brings us one step closer a world where AR is used to help make education fun and rewarding.  

The Piano Guys, Massive Technologies and The Scan Truck have generated a realistic avatar of Jon Schmidt to perform “with total visual and musical accuracy.” Smartphone or tablet users just need to fire up the AR Pianist app, point the device’s rear camera at any piano and the app will put Schmidt at the keyboard.

The app uses machine learning to place the virtual virtuoso at the piano within an accuracy of a centimeter, and the device holder can move around the space with six degrees of freedom to view his playing from any angle. If you want to get closer to the action, you can zoom in, and should you want to use the experience to learn from a master, playback can be slowed down by up to 100 times.

Scan truck 1979 les Paul custom tool
Scan truck 1979 les Paul custom tool

The Witness by Adam Jones Introduces The Gibson 1979 Les Paul Custom

Here at The Scan Truck, music is a huge part of our creative process. We are honored to contribute to our technology and skills in collaboration with one our favorite bands Tool and the legendary guitar craftsmen Gibson. What an opportunity to be part of this epic art project. The Scan Truck’s 3D scan of this complex guitar came out perfectly using a unique combination of 3d scanning technologies. You can see more details and view this guitar from more angles than you could with any physical camera.  

For the world premiere of the new Gibson Custom Shop Adam Jones Les Paul Custom, a special animated short film, “The Witness”, was created and scored by Adam and mixed by Joe Barresi. Adam was heavily involved in re-creating the new guitar, working with Gibson’s luthiers in Nashville, TN to ensure the instrument was a clone of his #1 guitar. Utilizing his extensive experience in visual art, special effects and design, Adam Jones is both the director of the majority of Tool’s music videos and creates the visual experience on stage for the band. The Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom is a limited-edition guitar offering from Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab that exactly recreates Adam’s #1 guitar, his prized original Silverburst 1979 Gibson Les Paul. A limited offering of 79 Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom replicas have been precisely aged by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab, led by Tom Murphy, then signed and numbered by Adam himself. An additional 179 Adam Jones Les Paul Custom replicas for 2020 feature exclusive silkscreen artwork on the back of the headstock, created by Joyce Su and Adam. The two also collaborated on the design for the custom hardshell guitar cases housing each instrument.

Kawasaki product 3D scan and modeling by the Scan Truck mobile photogrammetry studio Los Angeles
Kawasaki product 3D scan and modeling by the Scan Truck mobile photogrammetry studio Los Angeles

Kawasaki Product Showcase!

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!

Kawasaki product 3D scan and modeling by the Scan Truck mobile photogrammetry studio Los Angeles
Kawasaki product 3D scan and modeling by the Scan Truck mobile photogrammetry studio Los Angeles
Selena Gomez and Trevor Daniel new video Past Life. VFX 3D scanning done by The Scan Truck, mobile photogrammetry studio Los Angeles
Selena Gomez and Trevor Daniel new video Past Life. VFX 3D scanning done by The Scan Truck, mobile photogrammetry studio Los Angeles

Past Life – Selena Gomez and Trevor Daniel

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.”

Selena Gomez and Trevor Daniel new video Past Life. VFX 3D scanning done by The Scan Truck, mobile photogrammetry studio Los Angeles

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 Mathematic for their creativity and originality.

Did you notice The Scan Truck Easter Egg in the video??

UPDATE:
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.

The Scan Truck allowed the artist to shoot her music video and still abide by social distancing guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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!

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