Photogrammetry 3D Scanning Available in Vancouver
TNG Visual Effects
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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.
It's Summer time and we're working hard. We're building more partnerships and will be announcing them soon, as well as other types of services we can
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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The Fast and The Furious
In the entertainment industry you need to think on your feet as you process through your project. While almost everything is planned in pre-meetings, what do you do when the unforeseen happens? Unless you can think of a quick-fix like MacGyver, you need to have a back-up plan.
Working in the television and film industry, specifically in visual effects, the producers, visual effects teams and all other support teams face these situations on a daily basis. To keep the show or film running on schedule, they must react immediately and have a Plan B in place.
Here are some services that can be a part of your Plan B (or initial plan) if you're working with
there are several ways to build out a digital model, but the fastest is to begin with a raw, cleaned up 3D scan. When using 3D scanning to create a realistic computer generated model, you will begin with the exact dimensions of the character or object you are creating. This eliminates any guess work and cuts down on time. You are also granted realistic folds in clothing that show exactly how they hang on the human skeleton frame along with their natural silhouette.
lidar scanning is used to re-create large areas, environments, and/or vehicles. As with any digital asset, these can be inserted into any scene or can assist in building out a set digitally. Grabbing accurate measurements of the space gives an artist a great starting point.
if you are unsure if you will need a set or digital double in the future, another option is to scan all characters, objects and sets and archive them until they are needed. Archived 3D scans can even be pulled up years later for other projects that use the same or similar characters, sets, props, or vehicles.
Some issues can be fixed by being handy, but when Duck Tape isn't working the next step is knowing
who to call
that can get the job done without killing the budget.
We are amazed to see so many shows on TV and on the big screen that look like real life situations but with superheroes, aliens, talking animals, and the list goes on. Kudos to all the wizards in Visual Effects.
Interiors & Exteriors
Making movies, television series, and commercials seemed to be a lot simpler back in the day, but now with all the technology available you can nearly do anything. During the development of a film or television project there is sometimes a need to replicate a structure or building. There are a couple ways to go about
doing this. You can physically build a replica or you can create a digital model. Whichever you choose depends on time, budget, location, schedules, and availability.
Using a digital model brings some benefits, especially if the set will involve a flood, or a fire, or an explosion. One option is to 3D scan the interior and exterior of the building or structure. The data is collected, aligned, stitched together, modeled, and textured to create a
. With a digital copy nothing is set in stone. A Director can shoot take after take until the scene is perfect. The digital copy can also be inserted into any scene, or be edited and reused later on. This is keeping in mind the concept of telling a very interesting story and not letting the visual effects take center stage.
The future will be in virtual reality and augmented reality with completely digital environments. There may be a database of digital structures and cities that any producer can choose from. It will just be a matter of designing the set and deciding how to use interactive digital doubles. Embrace the future.
That Can Move It
If you are developing characters for film, television, or game project, you will certainly want them to move, and even more - you want them to come off with personality, punch, and pizzazz. Whether the character is dancing, fighting, or just being a
, in order for the audience to believe in the character their body language has got to show it.
There is a level of expectation when it comes to people because we know how we are supposed interact and move. The best measurement of movement is what we can record and emulate. The real test of human movement is in the face. This is where we need the most focused attention. We need to stay out of the uncanny valley when dealing with conversations between the character and the real actors. Creating an Avatar using
helps it move in the same likeness. At some point in the future we could even mix our cyber characters with real actors and not know the difference.
When this is mastered we will be headed toward an all CG or digital entertainment programming that looks like the real thing. It is an exciting time in the industry as the momentum of using digital elements permeates the screen. With more and more effects added with no seams the audience is left with the thought of, "How did they do that?"
We still need to master the clone in appearance and performance both in body language and facial performance, thus being the puppeteers for future programming.