3D Body Double
3D Body Double Scanning is getting more and more attention these days. The trick is to get a 3D Scan of the actor's face on the set and then, bring the actor's Body Double to our studio for a proper 3D Scanning session.
The 3D Digital Double of the main hero actor does NOT have to be a scan of the Actual Actor! We are VFX professionals and are good at these kinds of tricks!
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Our approach to this scan was similar to the one we used on Witches of East End.
Which means we had to make a 3D scan of each body part separately with our 30 Camera Rig and merge all the pieces afterwards in zBrush - the job for a prop maker or a welding professional. Though, at least prop makers don't have to fix texture seams, or maybe they do? This was quite a fun project to work on. Yet, I don't know whether this particular 3d scan ever made it to the screen. It looks like a lot of other 3D scanning vendors have worked on this project too.
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We did a few more capture sessions for this project which required scans of StarLab wear.
The whole thing took about 4 hours to complete. but most of the time we were sitting in the studio and waiting for the costume to arrive after the shoot. All 3 of us: the VFX Producer supervisor, the costume tailor the body double and me.
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Professional 3D Modeler with 17 years of combined VFX and Games experience, managing Vancouver-based 3D Scanning Studio,
Servicing Visual Effects for Film, Television, Games and Virtual Reality production studios.