Hi there, in this post, I listed some of the 3D Scanning Hardware, software & services that you might need as a visual effects guy. I believe that most of 3D Scan software are based on Photogrammetry technology.
1. Autodesk Labs Photofly Free
Potofly allows anyone with a digital camera to create 3D models from photographs using the web.
2. Autodesk ImageModeler
Autodesk® ImageModeler™ image-based modeling and photogrammetry software enables architects, designers, and entertainment content creators to generate 3D models from 2D digital images.
3. Agisoft PhotoScan $179
Agisoft PhotoScan Standard automatically builds professional quality textured 3D models from still images. The program provides robust photo alignment, no coded targets or special shooting conditions being needed.
4. 3DF Zephyr $2900
3DF Zephyr Pro allows you to automatically reconstruct 3D models from photos. The process is completely automatic and no coded targets, manual editing or special equipments are needed.
5. LMI Technologies | Kinect-based 3D Scanner $299
3D Scanning Made Simple with KScan3D software and Kinect or Xtion sensors, you can scan real objects and export 3D models in minutes.
6. Scannerkiller $599.99
Scannerkiller Pro is our most advanced suite of photogrammetry tools. It contains a variety of 3D scanning features designed to provide clients with full control over the entire 3D extraction process without restriction and without limitation.
7. WebDLT Free
This is a spatial measurement application, based on digital photos. Take your own photos, and create a real 3D model!
8. Russian 3d Scanner Comming Soon
is a software which allows users to turn ordinary devices like cameras and projectors into an active 3D-scanning system that is able to compete with many professional 3D-scanners on the market.
1. LMI Technologies | HDI 3D Scanners
Our 3D scanners create detailed 3D models directly from real world objects. These easy to use systems capture high accuracy 3D measurements for inspection, medical analysis and visualization.
Go!SCAN 3D, a simple, portable and affordable 3D scanner allowing people from various backgrounds to effortlessly capture the 3D shape of any object, including complex, freeform and organic shapes.
3. Sense™ 3D scanner
Discover the power of physical photography with the Sense 3D scanner. Savor every dimension of your favorite memories: Graduation day. Wedding day. Bringing home baby. Holidays. Trips around the world. All with your Sense, all in 3D
1. Another World Studios
Using our services you will have a workable digital likeness within days, saving you valuable production time. Our team can deliver various formats, ranging from a raw scan to a very high resolution retopologized and ready-to-rig 3d model.
2. Medusa Visual Effects
Medusa Visual Effects – MedusaVFX.com, LLC is a Los Angeles, California based 3D Scanning Service that lives and breathes within the Digital Pipeline. We create captivating 3D Scans that deliver the digital solutions our clients imagine.
Pointcloud9 offers Lidar 3D scanning services for the visual effects, film and game industry.
4. TNG Visual Effects
The team at TNG Visual Effects boasts 3D scanning services that can scan just about anything, anywhere, anytime. Our 3D scanning is high quality, as well as fast and portable.
5. Industrial Pixel
Industrial Pixel’s 3D Body Scanning technology acquires accurate information, efficiently and affordably. Our PORTABLE and EFFICIENT systems allow us to start scanning shortly after arriving on set.
SCANable works with the most prestigious post-production and visual effects studios across the globe providing 3D imaging hardware, software, training and turn-key services. These innovative companies have relied upon us to provide solutions for advertising, entertainment and film.
Of course i didn’t list everything about this subject, so feel free to suggest any other solution, my aim to make this post a rich source on that topic.
PS: I didn’t try most of these tools and services and i’m not responsible for any damage that may happen by any of these tools and services providers.