3D Scanning Services  




         May 2016 - Vol 5           

                                         Issue 6         


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TNG Visual Effects is a 3D scanning company   in the entertainment industry that specializes in the creation of photo-realistic digital assets. Many characters, vehicles, cars, sets, props, animals, sculptures, and other items have been added to our scope of work since inception in 2009. 

Our team knows how to work with producers, directors, coordinators, A-list talent, and other agencies, making the most of their precious time and ensuring a successful project. TNG's work is always guaranteed. We are also highly noted for our ability to travel at a moments notice for a project. Exclusive use of highly mobile scanning systems allow for TNG to perform scans in practically any location. 
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Can you believe it is May already? We are in a very busy mode and time is flying by extremely fast. I will do all I can to build and enjoy the time as it goes. I must  admit this is what I love to do. 

Memorial Day is coming soon to honor those who fought for us in all the wars gone by. We should sing their praises for protecting our freedom to be here doing what we love to do. Amen

At TNG, we are developing more techniques in relation to 3D scanning to give you better models. We are getting deeper into developing cars and products to expand our markets with our high-tech scanners, skilled modelers, and our mobility. 

We are always researching new technology and software to keep the quality of our service at the highest level, and to accelerate our pipeline. We do our best to provide a great product to our customers. 

We continue our search for partners who are synergistic to our service. Together we can help our customers save more while using better products. Contact us 
for more information.

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3D Character Layers

In films today, 
3D c haracters 
has improved leaps and bounds. Lets look at what can make a high-detailed character's  3D model  stand out, and  achieve  that hero-level quality: 

Layers: Having multiple layers of clothing achieves a great deal of visual depth, and allows for shadows to be created accurately, and edges are more pronounced, creating a higher level of detail even if the poly count is not astronomical.

Detailed Texture Map: A few dozen photos of your character that will be used for texture mapping can't match the higher levels of quality achievable by taking a few hundred photos, and spending the extra time texturing every surface detail from every angle versus distortion, and lack of detail in harder to reach places that aren't seen line-of-sight very easily. More time in photography can also allow for surface normals to be lifted through the photos onto the 3D model.
Facial Expressions: The amount of movement in a person's face is unique to them, and to observe their facial range of motion through 3D scans allows for very dynamic realistic expressions to be used as blend shapes.

Outfit Design: A variety of materials for the character to wear makes for the use of different shaders, which will flesh out the character as to not be flat and blend in, but stand out, and have light play differently on the materials.

Skin Quality: Pore detail shows up more clearly the older a person is, and so a younger person will not have the same micro-detail as someone older.
Janelle - Geisha scaled
Eyes and Skin: The shaders responsible for making the eyes reflective yet realistic and not overly glossy can take a long time to dial in, and get right. Use real world reference, and even then the CG data may need to be tweaked past what we see in reality to appear correct on screen. The human skin shader can vary from person to person because of the thickness and thinness a character's skin may have, and the amount of light which is passing through will vary.

Larger Digital Assets
Larger digital assets refer to a lidar 3D Scanned models or modeling techniques built or a photogrametry as shot by photo, drones etc and run through special software.

We are building digital worlds for our digital entertainment space. As the call for cars of all kinds, all years and models are needed, along with trucks, trains, ships, airplanes and whatever else moves people. 

3D Scanned with Lidar like equipment, retopolized and textured.

There are also buildings both inside and out are needed along with houses, barns and other types of structures.

Faro - Vegas

We also get the call for outside areas to be done, parks and wooded areas with clearings , streets, junk yards, pits etc.

As you can look and see the world around you, it is all up for grabs to be replicated into a computer to be another environment for your digital doubles in your next project.

Digital assets could also be props on the smaller side such as guns, knives, swords, bats, baseball glove, to hats and other items used or worn.


Digital assets either modeled, scanned or photo'd, are the products of our endeavor for stories today and in the future.

Virtual Reality on the Way or is it Here?
After a number of years I finally went back to Universal Studio's theme park. Wow! what a difference.  The rides were like the motion rides of 10 -15 years ago with the moving seat but the big difference was the complete immersion of the environment. This appears to be the aim of The Oculus Rift but you are not wearing the enclosed device, plus you are in motion with incredible sound around you.  Isn't this Virtual Reality?

OK so you need a few million to emulate this experience or maybe more than a few million.

This is wear the enclosed face mask will really save you a few bucks, but you need techs out there putting your world together for you and the sound system to give you the feeling of being there.  More senses, more believable.

Along with new tech for Virtual Reality come new language like VR equirectangular (see example below) cleanup. I was talking with someone else and they did not hear of it either and we both have been around VR and AR for a long time. I think it will be of use in a number of markets, perhaps the full theme park, or consumer entertainment at home instead of a TV.

Partially like at the theme part the tech has landed, now to integrate in our lives as consumers without crashing into each other. I guess that is AR. Which ever tech dominates we will be looking to help with digital assets. 

Thank you for taking the time to review our newsletter. If you have any questions, or would like to consider TNG Visual Effects in your next bid, please contact us. 

Nick Tesi
Founder & President

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