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3D scanning to map the invisible cities of Italy with ScanLAB Projects

3D scanning to map the invisible cities of Italy with ScanLAB Projects

Source: 3D Printing Industry
January 10, 2017

A new TV series from the BBC features London based 3D scanning company, ScanLAB Projects. For ‘Italy’s Invisible Cities ScanLAB Projects have created stunning 3D images of tunnels and deep sea treasures found beneath the surface of 4 of Italy’s biggest cities: Venice, Naples, Rome and Florence.

A 3D image of Naples fades into actual video footage of the city. Clip via: BBC ONE

Italy’s Invisible Cities is a series of firsts for the ScanLAB team, particularly when it comes to underwater 3D scanning, and imaging on a deep and city-wide scale. The 3D images are made possible using FARO 3D scanning equipment. The resulting point-clouds are also used for 3D virtual reality experience that can be viewed on the BBC website in browser or through a VR headset.

Who are FARO? And what is a point-cloud? 

FARO have been providing measurement hardware and services since 1981. The FARO Focus X HDR scanners used by the ScanLAB Projects team for Invisible Cities are typically used for measuring large areas for building construction and planning.

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