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What is 3D Scanning?

What is 3D Scanning?

Written by David

April 8, 2019

A common trope in spy and heist movies is for the protagonist to scan the face of an opposing agent or any valuable item and create a perfect replica out of the scanned model. These movies probably take a few liberties for the sake of storytelling, but technology in the real world isn’t that far off from what these cinematic spies can do. Specifically, 3D scanning technology has been around for decades and is widely used across several different industries. How does this seemingly magical technology work? What can be achieved with 3D scanning and how much potential does it have? What is 3D scanning? 3D scanning refers to any form of technology or technique that collects data from real-world objects or environments and uses this data to construct digital 3D models. Development of 3D scanning technology started as far back as the 1960s in the field of research […]


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