Scanning and recording

We utilise a number of new technologies to 3D scan and digitise surface geometry, complex 3D artefacts and historic interiors, structures and buildings. With this data we can create detailed records, digitally analysis and manipulate objects and create new digital assets.

Applications and benefits include:

  • Minimal contact and contamination. 3D scanning is virtually non-contact only requiring minimal handling for the scanner to view the object.

  • 3D full colour digital imaging. Virtual objects, exhibitions and digital collections.

  • Inspection, measurement and analysis. Measuring decay and wear & tear. Comparing apparently two similar objects. Exposing surface details not easily visible in normal light and colours. Assessing geometrical data and object properties

  • Collection of 3D evidence. An object, structure, place or environment that might be in danger of loss or might only last for a brief moment, essential for formulating Disaster Recovery Planning.

  • Digital recording and archives​

 

Our technologies

  • 3D object scanning. Using structured white light scanners from Artec and Faro we can scan small and fine objects through to furniture, monuments, ceramics, tiles and architectural features.

  • 3D building and interiors scanning: We are able to offer a full BIM for Heritage service to reverse engineer an historic structure and create accurate geometrical and visual documentation for disaster recovery planning or condition monitoring or as part of a scheme to reinstate an historic building.

  • Data processing and viewing software