TNG Visual Effects                3D SCANNING SERVICES


                                                  December 2014 - Vol 4                                                                               Issue 12



TNG Visual EffectsLos Angeles, and 
TNG Visual Effects Canada, Inc., 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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Nick Tesi


Happy Holidays, can you believe we are looking at Christmas already? It has been quite a year that is still giving many great surprises. It is a great time of year to reflect on all our blessings and spend time with our families. We wish you all a special Merry Christmas and an even better New Year.


At TNG we are doing more in 3D scanning to give you better models and are getting deeper into cars and products to expand our markets with our talented scanners and modelers plus our mobility. It is a challenge, but a well worth effort to move forward in our business, and to share the skills and technology we have to offer. 


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.




"TNG is my main vendor for my actor scans and they too improve their techniques to help their clients to produce better and more realistic doubles that will hold up to close scrutiny.  TNG understands my schedule and tight turnarounds and gets my cleaned up geo and the textures ready within a few days of actors being scanned.  This is huge to me considering the additional work that then has to go into the models once I get them over to my VFX house. Having this type of partnership is vital for me and TNG pulls it off time and time again."
VFX Supervisor

They are quick to respond to your call, text, or email.


They understand your needs and ask relevant questions.


$$  They do what they say they're going to do and in the time frame they commit to.


$$  They are more concerned about a win-win solution.


$$  There is a 100% guarantee for their service.
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Building A Valuable Library Of Digital Assets


As Visual Effects Supervisors and Producers, it's easy to concentrate on the immediate task at hand, such as scanning a specific body or face for the newest game, or scanning a special prop for that feature or episodic project, or even scanning a customized product for use in a commercial or music video.


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Scanned digital assets can also be used for advertising, promotion, marketing, and public relations as well as supplemental content for websites, blogs, or trailers. Other members of the project's team such as the Client, Executive Producer, or Head of Production may want to use the digital assets for purposes other than what is being worked on such as for the presentation or promotion of a new product design, showing a wider variety of colors, fabrics, or textures. In a pre-vis presentation or project pitch, VFX Producers could use those assets to add additional props or characters to the story, so their clients or investors could more easily visualize their appearance in the developing story.



You could save significant money down the line having those assets readily available, or they could even generate additional revenue. This is certainly something to think about in an age where digital assets are being used for a wider range of purposes. When the next project comes in, consider other ways the images might be used for.



in Mocap

Noitom's Perception is a new inertia based Motion Capture (or Mocap) system available in North America. It's very compact and can go nearly anywhere in its small traveling case. It is by far one of the most mobile units we've worked with.

We've been testing Perception in our studio over the last few months and have been really surprised with how fast and easy it is to use. For us this was the real test because when you take new equipment to a production set or to a new venue for demonstration, you never know what technical problems could happen. Perception has 17 trackers to capture movement and can be easily placed on the body. After you set up a laptop and calibrate the markers via performing three poses the system,  it's ready to go.

Perception is supported by third party software like Autodesk Motion Builder, Maya, 3DS Max, Unity 3D and the Unreal Development Kit. You can purchase a system for yourself or you can utilize TNG's Mocap service. It's a fast and easy way to get the natural movement you want.

Why Choose 3D Scanning for VFX Production?

As a VFX Producer the decision to 3D scan starts with the decision to deliver solutions which provide the best visual support to execute your story.

There are many different technological options available and each comes with it's own limitations, advantages and costs. I've found the best scanning companies deliver consistent quality, competitive pricing and offer inventive solutions to create value for a show's 3D digital assets.

Choosing a reliable source during bidding requires developing a relationship with your vendor, clear production specs, and multiple
conversations to guarantee the same artistic expectations are met during the entire production process.

Quality can be compromised in the rush of shooting on set or location, choice of 3D scanning equipment or shortened turnarounds, so working with vendors who are experienced and can respond quickly is important to getting good 3D digital assets.

I've found 3D scanning to be a valuable tool for resolving a multitude of production needs which would otherwise be too expensive or difficult to execute. The ability to pull clean precise digital assets using this technology is a great option to have for any producer working in the entertainment and media industry.

- Visual Effects Producer

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