From a scanning perspective, this Gothic chair with its intricate carvings and many through holes poses a challenge to any scanning methodology. Only Photo2Topo makes possible this level of photorealism.
An American-made mining machine about 1000′ down the Uralkali potash mine near Berezniki, Russia. To catch the upper sections, this Mad Max-looking machine was captured in a space with higher ceilings, then later composited with a section of tunnel. Virtual cinematography developed for Ed Burtynsky’s film trilogy, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch.
This carved dining table features four types of wood, the grain unique to each brought to life with a pseudo form of scan-based specular maps, the shiny property. Full scan-based speculars are in the pipeline.
Purists will perceive this scene as surreal and unnatural. Note, natural underground = pitch black. Animated “stage lighting effects” point to the power of mutable lighting when working with Photo2Topo digital assets. This smaller room joins a much larger model produced for the Edwards Aquifer Authority, a 3D virtual cave tour used in public outreach.