TNG Visual Effects

3D Scanning - Mocap   

July 2012 - Vol 3   

Issue 07    


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TNG Visual Effects

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North American Productions

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

About TNG Visual Effects



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.     



What can we replicate for you?





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3D Artisans


Mary Beh

TNG Texture Artist


Mary Beh is a talented artist and graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Effects Compositing. She loves putting different elements of images together and the stories they tell. Her experience includes several independent film projects and short films for both feature and festivals such as Captain America: The First Avenger, Saving Lincoln and CXL


Your Virtual Ride


What's your dream car? Ours is the Chevrolet Chevelle. It's a great car, even at stock. However, if you want, we can add to the basic 3D scan of the car. We can add things like a hood scoop, chrome exhaust pipes, chrome spinners, a big spoiler on the back, race stripes, or even a body kit. We can trick out your virtual ride until it's just what you desire.





We prep and scan a car in about four hours. It can be scanned in your garage or ours, provided we have enough space and time. We can provide static or movable pieces on the vehicle if needed, such as a door opening, or the hood, or the trunk. As you can imagine, the interior is much more detailed and will take additional time and expense.


If you're producing a commercial or movie that has cars, motorcycles, scooters, horses, tractors, buses, trucks, planes, or even trains, we can scan it. Once processing is complete, we can deliver a quad mesh, or a fully textured 3D model. We will give you a price that is more than competitive.


So bring your automobiles to TNG, and we will treat them like our own as we prepare your virtual copy. Remember, digital is forever. 


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 Replicate Your Environment


Have you ever stepped on set, and immediately wished you had a digital scan of it?  Or have you wished the set was still there after it's been taken apart? You might think you need a time machine, but all you need is a 3D scanning company with the right tools.  This is why we provide a service akin to insurance scanning. It's the same concept of scanning characters in the event that they become unavailable later during production. With insurance scanning, you can have the sets scanned, and the data archived in case you need it in post production. The same can be done for location shooting as well.

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We can scan houses, buildings, and structures that may be on the location to provide you with the ability to add (or subtract) cleanly from the scene. Sometimes pedestrians or traffic may be obstructing a location, and in that case, we can scan in the middle of the night with our infrared laser scanners.


It is the customer's choice as to what they want and when they want the final delivery. You may want to consider what type of format you want the data: be it a point cloud, a surfaced model, or perhaps a complete model with textures is your ideal delivery.


Consider using 3D scanning on your project. TNG can save you the resources of both time and money. 


Creating Character

Many film, television and video game productions need photorealistic 3D characters in order to create the visual effects shots needed to make their project a success. TNG Visual Effects is a 3D scanning company capable of scanning characters nearly anywhere. 


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We use technology that is easily transported while still being highly adequate for production.  This enables us to be highly mobile and ready to generate your 3D scans anywhere, anytime. For local productions we offer on-site scanning in our studio at no extra cost. In addition to our presence in Vancouver, Canada, our main studio is located in the heart of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, California.

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The team at TNG knows that not all digital assets are created equal. For that reason, we provide different levels of detail with our 3D scans, and we offer them with quite a bit of configuration. For instance, some productions may only request a raw scan while others would like us to take the 3D model farther. Fully textured models are a product we specialize in. Our uniquely qualified photographers capture the necessary reference pictures for the highest resolution textures possible. We are even able to offer a 16-bit texture, which can be more flexible throughout the pipeline in production. In addition to texture maps, we can also provide normal maps (which provide great detail without adding polygons) in addition to displacement maps, occlusion maps and more.


Facial expressions can also be scanned, and through processing, we can develop blend shapes. If you want to be able to morph seamlessly between two expressions, we provide this service as well. You can grant your character the basic elements so they can begin talking in no time.


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The 3D scanning process is quick and efficient. This makes it a perfect fit for productions with a last minute need. If you are unsure of your characters wardrobe, and you still want a body scan, it is recommended to have them wear as little clothing as possible. Digital clothes can be modeled, scanned, or adjusted for your character.


Let the team at TNG Visual Effects begin creating your reality today. Whether your project is in pre-production, or you have a last minute need, we're on the job. Let us help you create the photorealistic characters you need. Who can we replicate for you?  
What our clients have to say:



"Nick and his team at TNG did a large scanning project for Zoic that required a very quick turnaround.   On a day's notice, he flew out of state, scanned all night on location, and came back the next day to start delivering models for our use.  Nick definitely went the extra mile for us!" 


--Doug Ludwig, Visual Effects Supervisor at Zoic Studio


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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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