When it comes to set design, 3D scanners are increasingly being seen as a key component of the production process. Here are five of the top reasons to consider incorporating this technology:
1) Quick Capture
3D scanners allow designers to quickly capture digital versions of any object. Rather than depending on tedious and time consuming manual fabrication from scratch, an object or small model of an object can be scanned and made ready for final production in a matter of minutes. Thanks to advances in portable 3D scanning, even objects that were previous too large to fit on 3D scanners are now accessible. This dramatically streamlines both the planning and production phases of any set design. Whether an object begins as a small model (which is quick and cheap to make) or an extant item such as a car, 3D scanners help get the stage version into production fast.