TNG Visual Effects

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July 2013- Vol 3   

  Issue 7     

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Main Office - Los Angeles





North American Services



TNG Visual Effects 3D scanning systems allow us to serve your production locally in Canada and the U.S. See map below for locations.


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TNG Headquarters LA 



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


The TNG 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. 


The TNG scan team is also highly noted for their 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. Express Scanning.  








Whitney Singing


Battle Ship to scan  






Large Objects  





A Note From Our Founder



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Nick Tesi

TNG Visual Effects Founder



July is a vacation month for some, and a time to spend a few summer days just relaxing for others. It is also the month I get psyched up for SIGGRAPH. No booth, only time spent looking at new technology, talking with venders and seeing old friends. This is my favorite show. 


We are getting our satellites up and running and having everyone fully trained. We have built a number of new relationships to help our presence around North America.


We continue looking for more partners that are synergistic to our service, and who can help our customers and theirs realize more savings by working with both of us.


I hope you enjoy this month's newsletter, and I wish you all a great month, quarter, and year. 




"I've worked with Nick Tesi several times now and have had a wonderful experience every time. He has provided an excellent quality of customer service and attention to detail at a competitive price. The scans we received for our 3D models were incredibly clean and precise. Our artists were very pleased with the level of detail and quality in the files we received, and our clients were extremely thrilled with the final result. If I ever had scanning work it is no question who to call - Nick Tesi is the best."

- Laura Jones, VFX Producer,
"Once Upon A Time,"
Zoic Studios 


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SIGGRAPH: A Show With Longevity

SIGGRAPH has been around as long as I can remember, and is a must for me every year. I've had the pleasure of hosting several booths, big and small, as well as be an attendee exploring and discovering the innovative technology and ideas that are emerging. I like that it crosses all markets from science, industrial, and medical to education, music and entertainment.  

  Siggraph Mother of Tea Cups


The SIGGRAPH Conference has taken place in many locations, which gives people the chance to get out of their comfort zones and visit other parts of North America. This year it is being held near my home base, but a few years back the conference was held in Vancouver, a popular area for filming these days. 


The SIGGRAPH Conference is also a great place to network and to see the new innovations, plus past and present vendors showcasing upgrades. I believe we all like to know about the improvements in hardware and software that make our work easier and more efficient.


Zbrush Man  

 Last, but not least, make sure to check out the parties. They not only give you the chance to unwind a bit, but they provide another opportunity to network and reconnect with old friends in the industry. There will also be plenty of bands, dancing, and people enjoying their time together. SIGGRAPH is my annual energizer. I hope to see you all in Anaheim next week!


3D Scanning Anything and Everything  
3D Scanning The World

Our mission is to have the ability to 3D scan everything the world has to offer by the end of this decade. Today, we can scan the inside and outside of buildings, airplanes, ships, tanks, cars, people, animals, and insects. We can recreate the wet look, the dry look, water, fire, and the list goes on. Even software for growing vegetation has been added to the list. It is a blooming entity that is getting better all the time. All that being said, the question is, what are we doing with these digital assets once the project is completed?




We have been working on creating a database of digital assets that would be available for use and for modification, when needed. Using this database, a production company would be able to produce an entirely virtual environment that sets the stage for motion captured cyber-characters and computer generated music with computer generated voice-overs. This is where we see the future of entertainment - our world in a computer database one piece at a time, the Matrix at the movies, so to speak.


Old Time Vegas  


Our database is growing and we are constantly looking for new items to scan to give you more choices, and to cut your costs. Please let us know what you're looking for, perhaps we already have it. There's no need to

rush the future, as we enjoy the fruit of our labor today. For us, it is a labor of love and challenge.

Time Equals Money
Time Is Money, I Need It Now! 


As with most things, there are a number of ways to get what you want. In our business, one of the things our clients want are great looking 3D characters that are exact replica's of the original person. But, if a 3D scan is needed right away, or very soon due to an upcoming delivery date, there is often a choice to be made: Quality, Price and Speed...pick two.

Character Line-up

The next challenge is to audit the candidates and review proposals. During the proposal stage, my experience would suggest to look over their recent work and to compare prices, deliveries and availability. The focus should be on time and budget, and less on the choice of lasers (structured or photo). The best qualifiers are their current portfolio and past customers.

This is a fast moving business on all sides of visual effects. Some people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. They want to know what your commitment is to giving the model your best work for the amount of time and investment spent. We, on the other hand, are focused on this market and will provide fast service at a good price and with the quality you will come back for, even when you have time to shop.
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I hope this helps with your decision the next time you need a 3D model scanned the right way, and fast. You can have it your way.


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Thank You

We at TNG Visual Effects are continually looking for better ways to serve the entertainment industry by providing an excellent experience for our clients. 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.


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